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One of the biggest hidden (or not-hidden) cost of professional employment is the work wardrobe required.  Professions like law, finance, or big firm accounting/consulting gigs often have the most expensive […] The post Work Wardrobe – The Hidden or Not So Hidden Cost appeared first on Stop Ironing Shirts. ...
Posted: May 03 2018 @ 9:45 AM
I saw a post by Fritz over at the Retirement Manifesto who recommended getting a retirement countdown timer on my phone as part of the leaving work/retirement checklist.   I decided to try this out, but its something easy to go overboard with! I’ve added the retirement countdown to the timer, but within the first week … Continue reading "Adding a Retirement Countdown App" The post Adding a Retirement Countdown App appeared ...
Posted: Apr 16 2018 @ 8:45 AM
The market decided to find some volatility!  It was a wild quarter if you like to check your accounts daily (confession: I do). Asset Allocation: Passive Index Funds:  63.1%.   I might win the award for most tickers owned of passive index funds.  Vanguard, iShares, Fidelity, employer picked S&P 500 funds.).  Index funds will be the … Continue reading "Q1 2018 Asset Allocation and Net Worth Update" The post Q1 2018 Asset ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 9:01 AM
I’ve been asked a couple times about book recommendations.  There’s an incredible amount of information available for free in the internet, but I wanted to provide a list of five of the best and most impactful books I’ve ever read. Personal Development: How to Win Friends and Influence People:  Dale Carnegie is a legend for … Continue reading "Recommended Books" ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 3:30 PM
I’m writing this after the Dow Jones industrial entered its first “correction” in over 24 months, experiencing a 10% drop from January 29th 2018 to February 8th, 2018.  I was walking through Costco this morning and remembered that feeling and a little bit of stress I had in 2009 about investing.   Our net worth just … Continue reading "Why the 4% rule will always work (Hint: Its about your spending)" ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 3:00 AM
This time of year means for a number of seniors in college, now is the time you get that first real job offer.   Excitement, fear, nervousness, concern.  Do I negotiate'  Should I just be thankful I received a letter'   I remember that day, back when the offer letter showed up via a FedEx knock at … Continue reading "The First Job Offer" ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 8:45 AM
Here I am, corporate suit guy (who hates ironing) that finally decides to start blogging. I was inspired by a few people I’ve followed and commented on for a while (Millennial Boss and Physician On Fire) and finally wanted to join in.  Millennial Boss writes from a perspective I can’t see as a lady in … Continue reading "January: A month of gratitude!" ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 6:00 AM
I recently saw a question come up asking “What are the Pros and Cons of continuing to work after reaching Financial Independence'.   Many of us get into the One More Year scenario and then respond in different ways.  Some people can reduce their schedule to part time, others can really enjoy that final year, … Continue reading "Working Post FI: The Good and the Bad" ...
Posted: Jan 18 2018 @ 1:11 PM
One More Year…. I used to swear I would never be drawn into one more year.  Its been interesting to read how many people suffer from it.   It made no sense to me why people continued to work once they hit their number!  Well folks, now I’m there.  This isn’t written out to justify whatever … Continue reading "Early Retirement Decisions: One More Year" ...
Posted: Jan 10 2018 @ 12:54 PM
This month was a big month for listening to Podcasts. In addition to “normal” listening, there were many podcasts consumed during thirty-six hours in the car plus excessive time at the gym thanks to spending the last two weeks of the year off of work (Yes, I am looking forward to doing this full time). … Continue reading "Shirts Awards: Best Podcasts of December, 2017" ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 3:00 AM


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