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Downsize Your 2080
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“You look so happy!” “You’re so relaxed!” “You’re so tan!” “You’ve lost weight!” “Not working looks good on you!” I’ve heard those phrases from friends and neighbors so many times in the past six months that it makes me wonder what I looked like prior to quitting my job last May.   Financial Independence and My “Early Retirement” Am I retired? Or simply taking a mini retirement or career break? ...
Posted: Dec 09 2019 @ 7:10 AM
It’s time to catch you up on what I’ve been doing since opting out, i.e., quitting my job, in May. I left a part-time job with great benefits and I shared the reasons why in this post. Am I on a summer break? A career break? Am I retired? Am I in period of reinvention? What am I doing now that school is back in session and our son is ...
Posted: Aug 27 2019 @ 1:22 PM
Have you heard about the governor, who along with his wife, was riding in his limousine to an event? They drove past her ex-boyfriend, who was digging a ditch for a road construction project. “Well, look at that!” said the governor, “if you had married him instead of me, you’d be married to a ditch digger!” “No,” the wife quickly replied, “if I’d married him, HE would be the governor.” ...
Posted: Jun 13 2019 @ 11:57 AM
Hello! I’m dropping by just long enough to forward you on to my interview with Mr. 1500 from 1500Days.com. Carl is a family man and early retiree who lives in Colorado. He writes about his investments in the market and real estate, as well as his family’s travel adventures and many other fun and interesting topics. He is also a blogger who is great about introducing other bloggers to his ...
Posted: May 23 2019 @ 9:39 AM
The day I publish this post is my last day of work at my current job. It’s been fun, interesting, and rewarding, but I submitted my resignation notice two weeks ago and today is the end. The job offer was a hard fought win because the interview panel questioned if my past experience was related enough (it was) and I had stated that I’d only work a part-time schedule (I ...
Posted: May 17 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I’m away from home on another business trip this week, so it is a perfect opportunity to share some articles related to working moms and business travel. If you’ve read any of my other posts or my about me page, you know that I work part-time in my career. A reduced schedule has been an intentional choice of mine and one that is supported by my husband. I love working, ...
Posted: Nov 08 2018 @ 10:12 AM
A well-written cover letter will capture the attention of those who are screening applicants, but is it the right place to introduce the idea of a part-time schedule? Glassdoor.com has several articles and many pointers on how to write a cover letter, including: “…introduce yourself in a memorable, personable way.“ “Mention a few roles, projects, experiences, traits or passions that make you the ideal candidate.” “…provide a few relevant attributes ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 9:12 AM
This week’s featured items are from FlexJobs, the New York Times, and GeoTab. Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash There are so many good resources and articles on the internet. Today, I’m pointing you to three that I found very interesting and I think you will too. Check them out! FlexJobs 2018 Annual Survey Results More than 3,000 people took FlexJobs’ 2018 Annual Survey, which asks questions about work flexibility, ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 12:22 PM
Cheers to flexible work arrangements! Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. National Flex Day Tuesday, 16 October 2018, is National Flex Day. Have you heard of it? According to an article by Rachel Jay at FlexJobs.com, flexible work is “any type of job or work schedule that gives workers more control over their workday and therefore over their personal life.” Ms. Jay goes on to include freelance gigs, remote work ...
Posted: Oct 16 2018 @ 8:00 AM
 Downsize Your 2080 is one year old! Photo by Carol (that’s me!) The anniversary of my first post, Want to Downsize Your Work Year? Read These Non-monetary Considerations, was actually a few weeks ago but I was too busy to announce it. With less than two dozen posts on my site, I had traveled to Orlando to attend FinCon18, a conference where personal finance bloggers, authors, media types, and representatives ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 8:30 AM


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