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Abandoned Cubicle
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Budgeting, Real Estate, Earning More/Hustling, Early Retirement/FIRE, Minimalism
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Minnesota , United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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An article that caught my attention this past week, amidst all of the focus on healthcare in D.C., was about the “Deaths of Despair” among middle-aged white Americans. I highly recommend checking it out and posting your thoughts in the comments. I have some questions and thoughts about how this phenomenon relates to early retirement and the frugal-stoic lifestyle many of us bloggers preach in order to obtain the early ...
Posted: Mar 26 2017 @ 11:56 AM
After nearly a month and-a-half without posting, some of my tiny crew of followers might be wondering, “Where did AC go? Did he get bored of this whole blogging pastime?” I’ve asked these questions of myself recently, and honestly, I’ve just been too busy to put as much time into writing these days. In late December, I switched jobs within the same company. It was a lateral move. I’ve been using ...
Posted: Mar 19 2017 @ 11:39 AM
A few posts back, I made somewhat of a counter-argument to the notion of early retirement (see Why You Should Never Retire.) I admit, after watching the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, I came away with a revived interest in my cubicle work. The trouble is, that newfound inspiration only lasted maybe a month at best. Just this past week I’ve been dogged all over again with being bored, uninterested, ...
Posted: Feb 04 2017 @ 11:14 AM
A few years out of college I had my mind set on buying an SUV. Not that I needed an SUV, as I had smooth-paved roads where I lived, plus I didn’t need any hauling capacity. I just thought SUVs The post Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2017 @ 10:08 AM
With just three years and two months to go until I’m in position to abandon Corporate America, I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel. Around this time in late 2019, I’ll be gearing up for The post How Credit Cards Can Save You a Small Fortune appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Dec 28 2016 @ 9:52 PM
On a typical evening we put the kids to bed around 8 o’clock. Exhausted from a long day of work, kids, chores (and ideally), exercising, we spend the next couple of hours watching Netflix from the comforts of our sofa. The post Why You Should Never Retire appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Dec 08 2016 @ 10:45 PM
Keeping with the theme of “hack” lists, this week’s post is all about the best ways to get through the next three to five months without going bonkers. The Cubert family lives in Minnesota, where winter can creep in as The post Top 10 Hacks for Winter Survival appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Nov 29 2016 @ 4:47 PM
Since the clock went back an hour a few weeks back, I’ve been dreading the darkness that awaits after the work day is done. I’m not a big fan of November, at least until the holidays roll around. Being with The post Is Early Retirement Bad For Your Health? appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Nov 28 2016 @ 3:32 PM
Saving up for early retirement requires a good amount of effort earning extra money, while also reducing expenses. Some figure that latter part is a real drag. In truth, there’s no real sacrifice at all in terms of impact to The post Top Five Budget Hacks, Just in Time for the Holidays  appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2016 @ 5:55 PM
Most of the advice you’ll find on blogs like this one come from authors who have achieved higher than average incomes. In many cases, incomes before retirement are in the six figures (or more) and both partners are high earners. The post How to Retire Early on Less than Six Figures appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2016 @ 8:45 AM


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