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Countdown to Tranquility
Early Retirement
Early Retirement, Budgeting, Frugality
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So you have heard of the 4% rule, but what does it actually mean' Is it actually safe' This article describes what I think of the 4% rule, and what we are planning to do to make it safer. After all, future performance is not guaranteed! The post 4%' 3%' 2%' “Safe” Withdrawal Rate appeared first on Countdown to Tranquility. ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 7:58 AM
[ Day 119 of 2000 ] Do you work for more than 40 hours a week' You are not alone! More than half of salaried employees work for 50 or more hours every week. Today, we take a look at why the weekends seem like a blip on our timescale when it is close to 30% of our entire time. Is it that we work a few hours extra' Or do ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 7:58 AM
[ Day 115 of 2000 ] On this women's day, please let me tell you one thing - You deserve to earn as much as the guy next to you. And you can! This is a hard world for a woman. I should know - I am a woman, and I am brown! It used to be harder earlier, I agree. But that knowledge doesn't make it better than it is. Play ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 6:58 AM
[ Day 112 of 2000 ] Depending on what you are trying to decide, it is sometimes easy. May be the worst case scenario is not so bad even if you make the wrong decision. If the risk is close to zero, I might even let a coin decide it for me! Or you can see the pros and cons, and both your heart and brain tell you the same thing. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 8:38 AM
[ Day 109 of 2000 ] I grew up resenting that phrase - my mom kept reminding us that our lives wouldn't be the same without her one pair of hands. Of course, I didn't believe her. All she did was clean up, provide food on time and anticipate our every need. How hard could that be' It took me decades to realize that she was right. And now that is one ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 10:14 AM
[ Day 106 of 2000 ] I just wanted to let you know of another accomplishment that has been in the making for a while. Last December, the Rockstar Finance team announced the Rockstar Rumble - Bloggers could submit their best post to the competition. And I submitted one about a topic that is dear to my heart. It was the one where I described how GBoy saved up a bunch of ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 8:58 AM
[ Day 105 of 2000 ] This blog documents my countdown to the day I can get out of my job, and do whatever I want. I even wrote about how I hate it, and what I do to just stick it out until the 2000 days are over. I agree, I would rather be doing other things than go to work every day. However, I know that it is a ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 8:59 AM
[ Day 102 of 2000 ] Yes! The days count finally got to three digits! When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would continue for 2000 days no matter what. But as usual, there was one loophole I didn't think of. I didn't promise myself how frequently I would post something. And guess what, I thought of that in December, while I was posting thrice a week and ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 8:59 AM
[ Day 98 of 2000 ] I have been struggling with my weight ever since GBoy was born. Every now and then, I try to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but haven't got there yet. Considering that GBoy is now 9 years old, and I initially wanted to lose only 18 lbs, that should not have been hard. Instead, when I checked my weight (after avoiding the scale like a ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 9:00 AM
So you are new to investing, found recommendations to invest in index funds, and got yourself a Vanguard account. You probably even have a bit of money to invest. But what do you actually invest in' ETFs, Investor Shares or Admiral Shares' This was exactly the situation I found myself in early 2016. The post Vanguard: ETFs, Investor Shares or Admiral Shares' appeared first on Countdown to Tranquility. ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 8:49 AM


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