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Early Retirement Dude

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Name:
Early Retirement Dude
Category:
Early Retirement
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early retirement, financial independence, wealth, stock market, index funds, S&P 500, trinity study, 4% rule, safe withdrawal rate, http://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence, bonds, commodities, corporate, money, layoffs, taxes, obamacare, healthcare, social security, income, expenses, lbym, debt
Start Year:
2017

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United States
Age:
40s
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White
Gender:
Male
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RETIRED
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Source: Kevin MacLeod, Creative CommonsYou can’t become financially independent or retire early alone. You need a community of people you can help and accept help from when being in the workforce inevitably wears down your resolve. Well…earlier this year my friends Sean Merron and Kevin Griffin, co-hosts of The 2 Frugal Dudes Podcast, invited me to sit for an interview in which we touched on that topic. Sean’s an employee and Kevin’s a ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 12:01 AM
Yeah, our books are finally straightened out. Everything I transferred from Morgan Stanley to Vanguard is now properly accounted for. This is an all-time high. Hopefully breaking through $2,000,000 in investments this week! Note that we use Personal Capital to track our finances. I encourage you to as well–it’s definitely the right choice for anybody working towards financial independence and early retirement. The post Update: here’s our net worth. It’s no ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 9:21 AM
Use these webcams to view in realtime Irma’s effects as she tracks up Florida. I’ll be updating this page as Irma moves north. Cams may load slowly or go out altogether. Please notify me of any broken links, etc. via the comment section. All proceeds to be donated to relief efforts. People are still on Key West. They are INSANE. Duval Street, Key West. May be overwhelmed by viewers. Keep refreshing. (Embed function not ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 10:48 AM
Edit: I’ll leave it up, but this post is no longer current. Use these webcams to view in realtime Irma’s effects as she tracks up Florida. I’ll be updating this page as Irma moves north. Cams may load slowly or go out altogether. Please notify me of any broken links, etc. via the comment section. All proceeds to be donated to relief efforts. People are still on Key West. They are INSANE. Duval Street, Key ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 10:48 AM
Yes. Mafungulated. In a state of drekitude. Gone guacapoopie. I’m transferring all our money from Morgan Stanley to Vanguard, which means I have money scattered thither and yon, in the high countries and the low, to the heavens and on earth, in the deep and on land, hence and whence… Leaving MS is a smart $$$ move, but being in mid-transfer means I can’t accurately review our spending vs. targets at the moment. Root of ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 8:00 AM
You may not fully appreciate how frivolous your online spending can be. Well, there’s a little-known reporting function in Amazon that’ll let you download your entire transaction history going back to 2006. It’s a great aid to frugality. Let me show you how it works. Step one: Click here to sign in and directly access Amazon’s purchase reporting page. You’ll see: Note: a few readers have reported that the above link doesn’t work and they ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 7:00 AM
So I’m next in line at the grocery store checkout, and standing at the credit card scanner is a thirty-ish guy holding hands with his daughter. She’s five, maybe. Cute as a button. Minions t-shirt and pink shorts and wee Teva sandals. The cashier, a grandmother if ever I saw one, leans across the conveyer belt thingy and beams down at the little girl and says, “Hi! Who are you?” The girl hangs her ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 8:00 AM
PLEASE consider donating to Best Friends Animal Society–a no-kill organization–so BFAS can continue deploying people and supplies to rescue pets that have been lost/forgotten/endangered by Hurricane Harvey. Here’s a link to BFAS’s home page, which includes a donation link. My wife has personal experience with BFAS from volunteering with them in New Orleans after Katrina. It’s a highly ethical and reputable organization. Again, no-kill. All of today’s revenue from my blog will be donated to ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 10:24 AM
Yup. The man said it himself. If you missed the 8/22/17 Reddit “Ask Me Anything” interview with William Bengen, you really should read it. But if you just want the highlights, the following Q&As are the ones I myself found most valuable. Bengen’s 4% rule has long been a cornerstone of the financial independence / early retirement movement. He first proposed it in 1994 in a must-read paper entitled “Determining Withdrawal Rates Using Historical Data.” Bengen, a graduate ...
Posted: Aug 24 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Hey everybody—today at noon eastern there’s a HUGE event for the early retirement and financial independence movement. Attendance is a MUST. Remember William Bengen? The guy who in 1994 invented/discovered/first proposed the 4% rule and coined the term “safe withdrawal rate?” Today he’s doing an “ask me anything,” or AMA, in Reddit’s financial independence forum. An AMA, if you’re not familiar, is a collective interview where the audience puts questions to a ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 8:16 AM

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