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Leisure Freak
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Budgeting, Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE, Redefining retirement as the absence of NEEDING to work
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I can truthfully say that in my 10 years of early retirement that I have never regretted walking away from my career to live the early retirement lifestyle that I created. This may be a big news flash to some people, but that doesn’t just happen. I’ve seen and heard my share of retirement boredom … Continue reading How To Avoid Early Retirement BackFIRE  → The post How To Avoid Early ...
Posted: Feb 04 2020 @ 3:12 PM
  Thinking of your eventual mortality isn’t a happy ordeal, but it’s a necessary one to ensure your care and comfort later in life, as well as taking care of your loved ones after you’re gone. When you are living with a disability, it is even more important to make sure you are provided with … Continue reading Planning for the Future While Living with a Disability → The post Planning ...
Posted: Jan 14 2020 @ 2:05 PM
It seems that New Year’s resolutions tend to be centered around ways to make yourself healthier, a better person, or how to save yourself money in the upcoming year. The truth is: this isn’t something that just feels common; the most popular resolutions actually center around one of these themes of health, self-care, or budgeting.   … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Resolutions To Better Yourself → The post Budget-Friendly Resolutions To Better Yourself ...
Posted: Jan 06 2020 @ 2:40 PM
I sometimes find it hard to believe that my ten year early retirement anniversary has come. Time passing quickly is a reality of my early retirement story. Never a boring moment.  It all started on Thursday December 17, 2009 when I walked out of the only life I knew. 31 years of life working in … Continue reading My Ten Year Early Retirement Anniversary: What’s Next? → The post My Ten ...
Posted: Dec 17 2019 @ 2:58 PM
The holidays are supposed to be a time to relax and celebrate with family and friends. Images of decorating a tree, enjoying hot chocolate by the fireplace, and gathering around the table for turkey come to mind.  Unfortunately, this time of year can be anything but relaxing for many people. In fact, it can be … Continue reading Keeping the Holidays Happy: Making and Sticking to a Money Plan this ...
Posted: Dec 12 2019 @ 2:05 PM
Passive income is always a great way to supplement your main source of income and earn more money each month, and many people use it to retire early. That said, you don’t have to stop generating passive income after retiring. In fact, most retirees have even more time to spend managing alternative forms of income … Continue reading Passive Income Ideas for Retirees → The post Passive Income Ideas for Retirees ...
Posted: Dec 10 2019 @ 1:46 PM
One of the challenges to early retirement is figuring out how to develop a reliable long-term income strategy. After decades of clocking-in and receiving regular paychecks for our efforts, retirement brings a totally different way of living both mentally and financially. This was something I worried about before retiring. As I approach my 10 year … Continue reading How I’ve Managed Income During Early Retirement → The post How I’ve Managed ...
Posted: Dec 05 2019 @ 2:38 PM
When planning our retirement we have to consider many financial and non-financial aspects. But retirement planning must be flexible because there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the future. Knowing that and experiencing it are two different things. A lesson I learned when recently bitten by a common post-retirement risk, having a … Continue reading The Common Post-Retirement Risk That Bit Me, Medical Scare   → The post ...
Posted: Nov 14 2019 @ 5:42 PM
It doesn’t happen to everyone, giving notice and being asked to delay retirement by your boss. What was once something limited to only those performing critical functions can now happen to anyone in today’s low unemployment environment. Then comes a big decision, should you accept an offer to stay longer? It isn’t always an easy … Continue reading Asked To Delay Retirement, Should You Accept An Offer To Stay?  → The ...
Posted: Oct 29 2019 @ 1:14 PM
To retire at an early age of 40 something is a dream cherished by many. With a proper strategy, the financial planning hurdles can be tackled to create a substantial pool of retirement savings. Right from choosing the best retirement plans to cutting down on unnecessary expenses, saving for retirement requires knowledge and insight. If … Continue reading Dreaming of Retiring in Your 40’s? These 5 Tips Can Help → The ...
Posted: Oct 15 2019 @ 1:24 PM


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