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The Retirement Manifesto
Early Retirement
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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I had a bit of a revelation last week, and I thought it worthwhile to share it with you today.  The revelation was triggered by a question raised by a […] The post What Is Your Magnum Opus' appeared first on The Retirement Manifesto. ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 4:48 AM
31 minutes ago, I achieved A Goal.  I started 8 months ago, and I just crossed the finish line within the last hour. It felt good.  Really good. I learned 10 […] The post 10 Tips To Achieve Any Goal appeared first on The Retirement Manifesto. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 4:13 AM
Ok, I’ll admit it’s a clickbait title.  It worked though, right?  Sometimes it’s ok to have a little fun, and I’m doing that with today’s post.  But, as is the case with all of my posts, there’s a method behind my madness.  Trust me when I say that you’re going to get a huge dose of help today.  (And by huge, I mean HUGE.  This one ended being my longest ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 6:40 PM
555 Days ago, we sold our “big house” in The City and moved to our retirement cabin in the mountains.  As soon as the proceeds from the sale of the “City House” landed in our bank account, we wrote the biggest check of our lives, and we became officially 100% DEBT FREE!!  (I was so excited that I wrote about it here). Debt Free for the first times in our lives!  It wouldn’t last…. How ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 5:41 AM
We’re going to have fun today.  I like to mix things up from time to time, and trust you’ll enjoy the aerial tour you’re about to embark upon.  If you’re in a hurry, skip the words and just look at the photos, that’s really what today’s post is all about.  Normal programming will return next week. Piedmont Park & Midtown Skyline – AtlantaToday, we’re going flying. I’m hoping to develop drone ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 5:40 AM
The Path To A Great Retirement is Narrow.  I discovered that 34 years ago, but I really understood it just last night. While laying in bed last night, I had a recollection of a long-ago experience.  That recollection led to a realization, which led to this post.  I realized that an adventure I had 3 decades ago was a perfect analogy for my current hike down a Narrow Path To A Great ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 5:39 AM
Have you ever wondered how to be a guest on a podcast?   What it’s really like “behind the scenes”?  How you communicate with the podcast hosts?   How you handle the podcast interviews, technically.  What role Social Media plays in the equation? I used to wonder about all of that. In the past few years, I’ve been through quite a few podcast interviews (8, at last count, see P.S. below), and I’ve ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Are you considering retiring abroad?  It seems to be a topic that’s getting more attention lately.  Whether it’s to stretch your retirement dollar or to enjoy the allure of living in a foreign land, there are many folks currently considering (or already living) a retirement life abroad. Today, we bring you Top Tips For Retiring Abroad, a guest post from my friend Ross, a man who’s living this lifestyle firsthand.  Ross ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 5:40 AM
I’m attempting a new style today, I hope you enjoy the approach.  A “Photo-Journal”, if you will, of my years thus far on Planet Earth.  A Life In Pictures. It’s good to try new things from time to time, so I’m giving it a shot.  This wasn’t planned (more on that in a second), but I hope you enjoy this personal post.  Consider this a pause to look back on ...
Posted: Sep 26 2017 @ 5:40 AM
Ah, the dream of Early Retirement!  Almost all of us have that dream at some point in our lives, but few of us actually do it.  Why?  When you get into the numbers, it’s hard to retire early.  Really hard.  There’s a reason the majority of folks can’t don’t do it. Are you one of the masses, or one of the few? If you want to retire early, follow these steps.Click ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 5:45 AM


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