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The Retirement Manifesto
Early Retirement
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Is it possible to go too far in pursuing “Financial Independence”? Absolutely.  I’m living proof, and happy about that fact.  I’m happy because being “Living Proof” certainly beats being “Dead Proof.”  I should know. I could have died. How The Pursuit of Financial Independence Almost Ended My Life Have you ever done anything stupid? I suspect many most have done something stupid at some point in our lives. What were you thinking? Think back to a time you did ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 5:50 AM
I had some disappointment in my life this week.   I cured it in 32 minutes. I’m sure many all of you have dealt with disappointment at some point in your lives.  We can’t always control the disappointment that enters our lives.  What we CAN control is how we respond to it.  Manage it well, and it can help you move your life from Good To Great.  Along those lines, I have ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 5:45 AM
I recently had a nice chat with Gary Foreman from The Dollar $tretcher.  We realized that we both share a similar goal of helping Baby Boomers prepare for retirement.  Gary’s been a blogger since 1996 and is teaching me some interesting things.  He was gracious in sharing one of my articles on his site.  In return, he’s guest posting on my site this week while I take a few days ...
Posted: Jul 04 2017 @ 5:45 AM
We’re in late Summer, heading into an early Fall. The seasons are changing. We’ve been working hard on bailing the hay while the sun’s shining. We need it for feed through the winter and we’re filling the barn. It’s been a season of intense work.  The barn’s almost full. My sister’s farm in Michigan. Love the rainbow!It’s Been A Sacrifice. Baling, bailing, bailing hay. We’re tired. But…..a season of rest is coming, soon. Autumn is coming, along with ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 5:45 AM
A Retirement Investment Drawdown Strategy is a key element in retirement planning.  The strategy used in the “Withdrawal” phase is fundamentally different than the “Accumulation” phase, and it’s important to define your withdrawal strategy prior to your retirement date.  Today, we’ll outline our personal retirement investment drawdown strategy as an example for you to consider. A Retirement Drawdown Strategy is a key element in retirement planning.Click To Tweet I think about the ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 5:31 AM
Perhaps I’m odd, but I think about some weird things. Take clothing, for example.  Somewhere along the way I started thinking about work clothes, and it led to a decision which I made recently, and am now declaring publically to the world: “I’m not buying any more clothes.” “Ok, that’s random,” you think.  Hear me out. There’s some logic in that statement, and the thought process that led to that conclusion is something ...
Posted: Jun 13 2017 @ 5:48 AM
One of the interesting things I’ve learned as a blogger is how many people suffer from The One More Year Syndrome. Ironically, I suffer from it myself. I suffer from The One More Year Syndrome, as do many others. Why do we work when we're FI??Click To Tweet The question plagues me:  “Why do so many folks decide to continue working, even after they’ve achieved Financial Independence?” Today, I’ll tell you about my logic ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 7:45 AM
A few weeks ago, I wrote “How To Move Your Retirement From Good To Great“,  the story of why we’re relocating just 13 months after downsizing to our dream retirement cabin.  That article has proven to be one of my more popular posts, with over 6k views since it was published.  While it’s a story of relocating, it’s really a broader message about being intentional in moving your retirement from ...
Posted: May 31 2017 @ 5:56 AM
I “Made It To Carnegie Hall” this week.   Hear me out. I’ve got a humble attitude and trust you’ll hear these words not as a bravado, but rather as a fun little story which you may find of interest as a “Weekend Edition” post. With that, here’s how I “made it” to Carnegie Hall…… Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats.  Now look at the capacity of other arenas: Madison Square Garden (20,789 seats) Boston Garden (17,565 ...
Posted: May 26 2017 @ 6:22 AM
Today’s post comes from my friend DJ, who blogs over at MyMoneyDesign.  He was kind enough to fill in for me during my vacation last week.   We spent our vacation working on the relocation move from Good To Great, and I’m working on a post about the Lessons Learned (“7 Days To A Great Retirement”), be on the lookout for it! So…today’s your lucky day!  We’re getting a treat with ...
Posted: May 23 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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