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Our Next Life
Early Retirement
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Small mountain town, Western USA, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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As total newbs to this whole early retirement thing, though admittedly newbs who've thought about this stuff a ton, we find ourselves now wrestling with a very practical question: Should we spend what we budgeted for this year, or aim to spend less, maybe a lot less' There are good reasons for either approach, so let's talk about what those are. The post The Best Way to Begin Early Retirement' ...
Posted: Jan 03 2018 @ 1:28 PM
Our early retirement savings journey has come to an end, and now it's time for our very last financial update! This time, I share a lot more story behind the numbers than we could in the past, and provide all new detail on just how much we've saved. The post The Full Financial Breakdown at Early Retirement appeared first on Our Next Life. ...
Posted: Dec 27 2017 @ 1:21 PM
Sooo you know the goal we've been working toward and blogging about for years, of retiring at 38 and 41' Well, we did it! We retired early! And as we slowly adjust to our next life, here's all the stuff we're planning. The post We Retired Early! // Our Next Life Begins appeared first on Our Next Life. ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 10:37 AM
It's actually here! The very last Monday of our working careers. We're still feeling a lot, but it feels like something has changed in the last week. And while we have a lot of gratitude we want to express in this last week, we've surprised ourselves big time by actually feeling completely ready to make this leap. The post The Last Monday // On Feeling Grateful — And Ready appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 9:05 AM
We're 10 work days from early retirement, and are now starting to consider new opportunities that look to the untrained eye a whole lot like work. The whole point of our early retirement was to be able to say yes more, and some of the things we really want to be able to say yes to, money aside. But there's peril in that -- taking on too much, and making ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 1:02 PM
We're less than three weeks from our early retirement, and still have a few things to do, mostly on the health care front. Plus we're noticing that the scarcity thinking in these final weeks is strong -- even stronger than we'd guessed it would be. See how we're coping and help us make sure we're not forgetting anything! The post The Home Stretch To Do List (and the Surprisingly Strong Urge ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 5:15 PM
The question, "What do you want to be when you grow up'" has never been far from my consciousness at any point in my life. I asked it of myself constantly as a kid, and I never really stopped even as an adult in a career. Which might partially explain how I got on an early retirement path. But answering that question -- and separating "be" from "do" -- is ...
Posted: Nov 27 2017 @ 4:39 PM
We officially have so few work days left that we can count them on our fingers and toes. Which means we're 100 percent fired up, right' Um, yeah, about that. Turns out even though I knew the feelings at this stage would be complicated, they're even more conflicting that I expected. And that's not to mention how I feel physically. How this point in time feels so different from what ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 6:59 PM
When we first moved to Tahoe, we ran the heat at what seemed like a reasonable cool temperature, 62 or 63 or so, but then got a three-digit natural gas bill that started with a 4. So began our quest to reduce our heating bill and to find how low we could go, but this isn't about keeping your house cold. It's about finding your version of "selectively harcore" and ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 6:00 PM
We're about to go through a life and financial transition as big as graduating from college or getting married -- and that's switching from earning plenty while working to earning very little in early retirement. Which means that we need a new set of systems to ensure our financial success, especially given our status as anti-budgeters. But it also means that we're bringing back a tool we gave up years ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 3:11 PM


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