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Leisure Freak
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Budgeting, Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE, Redefining retirement as the absence of NEEDING to work
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We work most of our lives to ensure that we have a good quality of living and can look after ourselves when we’re older. The norm is to settle into a certain space and stay there for the rest of your days once you’ve retired. But why settle for average' You’ve spent enough time in … Continue reading Move to Indonesia for a Comfortable Retirement → The post Move to Indonesia ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 1:51 PM
How accurate do you want your perceived retirement budget to be' Nobody wants to mess this up because it can result in blowing through the nest egg quicker than planned and your retirement ending badly. That’s why it’s a good idea to actually KNOW your retirement budget before retiring. At least knowing as close as … Continue reading KNOW Your Retirement Budget Before Retiring By Living It First → The post ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 2:08 PM
We all ache to quit the rat race. The daily grind of the commute, dark winters, a stressful office environment and performance reviews can lead us to wonder why we put ourselves through it. Surely, there must be more to life' The thought of retiring at 65 fills you with dread – that’s another 30 … Continue reading 4 Simple Ways To Turn Your Early Retirement Dream Into A Reality ...
Posted: Nov 09 2017 @ 4:54 PM
One of the most exciting things about getting older has to be planning for retirement. It’s no use saving up without any idea on how you want to spend those precious years of your life. You don’t want to shoot too low either. Why would you say you wanted to go on one vacation a … Continue reading Planning Your Best Future Imaginable → The post Planning Your Best Future Imaginable ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 1:54 AM
It’s no wonder that many people fall short with retirement savings. They have no idea what they need. It would be impossible to know if you are on track without having a retirement savings target to shoot for. People tend to fall into three categories when it comes to retirement savings. The confident, the worried, … Continue reading Want to Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target → The post Want ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 1:18 PM
The fast approaching holiday season means many wonderful things, celebration, good food, and most importantly time with loved ones. However, this oncoming season for many people often means time spent away from home, visiting family or vacationing. Especially for retirees who are able to be away for extended lengths of time. While this is wonderful, … Continue reading Holiday Season: Time To Think About Home Security → The post Holiday Season: ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 1:22 PM
The risks and the gains of Bitcoin are becoming increasingly well-known as this previously under-the-radar cryptocurrency hits the mainstream, with everywhere from specialized exchanges down to your local pizza place now trading in it. But if income tax is making a hole in your retirement funds, then this unregulated, untaxed market – even with all … Continue reading Cryptocurrency: Rocket Fuel for Your Retirement Fund? → The post Cryptocurrency: Rocket Fuel ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 6:16 PM
My Early Retirement Tax Strategy has always been to manage my retirement income to pay the lowest possible tax rate and never get a tax refund. My Starve the Tax Monster-2 tax strategy manages restricted tax withholding. This year I will push the amount I’ll owe to just under the IRS penalty threshold. I’m starving … Continue reading Starve The Tax Monster 2: Retirement Tax Strategy Reloaded → The post Starve ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 4:14 PM
Life is to be lived deeply and passionately, not just dealt with and endured. Whatever money you make, and however you choose to arrange your personal finances, you should always create openings in your life for fun, and set aside a reasonable portion of your income for experiences that make you feel alive. Of course, … Continue reading How to Use Your Money for Fun and Growth → The post How ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 2:17 AM
Even if you’ve actually managed to pay off your mortgage and all other non-mortgage debts, and you’re quite happy to embrace a more frugal lifestyle, it can still be a little daunting when the time comes to pull the early retirement trigger. In fact, due to the current financial environment we find ourselves in, it … Continue reading What are the Financial Concerns Preventing Retirement? → The post What are the ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 12:41 PM


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