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Dylin Redling

Blog Info

Name:
Retire By 45
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Investing, FIRE strategies, frugal living, retiring early, financial independence
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Oakland, California, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
Profession:
Blogger
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Latest Blog Posts

Buying a used car can be exciting but also a bit daunting.  We just went through the process of purchasing a new (to us) vehicle for the first time in 17 years. Having driven the same car for so long, … Read More The post 9 Steps to Buying a Used Car (Our 1st in 17 Years) appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Jun 28 2019 @ 6:12 PM
*record scratch* *freeze frame* Yup, that’s me.  You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation... This was just over one month ago, right before getting wheeled into the operating room for a total hip replacement surgery.  Most people … Read More The post Retire By 45, Hip Replacement By 48: 8 Life & Money Lessons appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: May 02 2019 @ 12:28 PM
No matter what your age is now, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make at some point is when to retire (or achieve FIRE - Financial Independence / Retiring Early). For some people, the answer to that question … Read More The post 8 Reasons to FIRE in Your 40s appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Mar 12 2019 @ 4:25 PM
This month Allison and I are celebrating our 4-year anniversary of achieving FIRE (Financial Independence / Retiring Early).  We each got laid off from our startup jobs (within a month of each other) at the beginning of 2015, and since … Read More The post 10 Cool Things We’ve Done Since Achieving FIRE (& 5 We’re Planning) appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Feb 07 2019 @ 10:46 PM
My wife, Allison, and I were fortunate to be able to retire in our mid-40s.  It wasn’t easy. We worked hard for many years, saved and invested diligently, created extra income with side businesses, and lived a frugal lifestyle. You … Read More The post How a Near Death Experience Inspired Us to FIRE appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 7:58 PM
If you are early in your financial journey, you may have questions and concerns about the whole “FIRE” concept (Financial Independence / Retire Early).  Should you dive in and work your tail off to retire early, or should you take … Read More The post 7 Arguments Against FIRE (& 7 Reasons We Did It Anyway) appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Dec 20 2018 @ 5:25 PM
For our ancient ancestors fire meant life, but it was difficult to create and even harder to maintain. In today’s world, FIRE can be equally as elusive, but we are not talking about building a literal fire for food and … Read More The post 3 Reasons More People Don’t Try to Achieve FIRE appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Nov 16 2018 @ 5:23 PM
For many young investors, and those new to the FIRE movement, the stock market may seem like an easy way to significantly grow your money.  If you started investing after 2009, then you only know about bull markets (or increasing … Read More The post Survive a Market Crash! How We Thrived After 2 Financial Meltdowns appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Oct 26 2018 @ 3:01 PM
When Allison and I got laid off from our tech jobs at the beginning of 2015, we thought we would take a little break to travel and recharge our batteries, and then head back to the workforce.   Our “little … Read More The post It’s HOT! What We Learned about the FIRE Community at FinCon18 appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 3:43 PM
If you’re like many people in the workforce, you’ve probably fantasized about retiring early.  But how do you know when it’s the right time? Do you know how much money you need to cover your expenses throughout retirement?  Where will … Read More The post Ready to Jump? A 10-Point Checklist for Early Retirement appeared first on Retire By 45. ...
Posted: Sep 03 2018 @ 3:02 PM

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