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Early Retirement
Financial Independence, Early Retirement, The Journey to Financial Independence, Money, Investing
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We all have ideas for what our life will be like post FIRE. I even wrote a couple of posts on things I planned to do and bad habits I wanted to break. Some of those things have come true and the rest I will say I just haven’t got to yet 😊. Hopefully I … Continue reading "Things I Haven’t Done Since I Retired Early (and a few I have)" ...
Posted: Jul 22 2019 @ 9:17 AM
I officially retired from corporate life in December 2018 and now enjoy the idyllic, stress-free existence that I had been dreaming of for so long. Conference calls are a thing of the past, as is the feeling of not being in control of my own time and being at the beck and call of of … Continue reading "Early Retirement – Early Days – What I’ve Learned from the First ...
Posted: Mar 15 2019 @ 2:30 PM
Hello and long time no speak! Apologies for the break in posting – life got a bit too much there for a while and some things had to give. But the big news is – I actually did it! I resigned from my job in December and have left the Corporate world far behind. I … Continue reading "It’s Official – I FIRED the 9 to 5!" ...
Posted: Feb 03 2019 @ 12:28 PM
People talk a lot about the “why of FI” and the importance of having an over-arching purpose that is bigger than achieving financial independence itself. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It wasn’t like that for me. Draw Your Line in the Sand I have been keeping a journal for several years and … Continue reading "The Why of FI – Sometimes You Don’t Have A Reason" ...
Posted: Nov 03 2018 @ 3:00 AM
What did you want to be when you grew up? At various points for me it was a doctor, a librarian, an author, a bookseller. I never wanted to be an accountant that’s for sure. Nevertheless, having fallen onto that path many years ago, ambition kicked in and I put my best foot forward, ever upwards on … Continue reading "Does Achieving Early Retirement Mean Failing A Career?" ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 1:00 AM
Comparison is the thief of joy.       – Theodore Roosevelt Anyone that takes even a vague interest in personal finance blogs or the personal finance community on Twitter can’t fail to have noticed the recent hype about FinCon. You’d have to be living under a stone to have escaped the buildup during the last few weeks, … Continue reading "Keeping Up with the (FIRE) Joneses" ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 1:30 AM
A few years ago, a small piece of card dropped through my letterbox. I still have it – I’m holding it right now. This is what it says, misspelling and grammar uncorrected: “Dear Sir Madam, Hi, my name is Herbert i live at XX Sheltered Housing Im looking for space for my 4ft x 2ft … Continue reading "Life, Death and Getting Drunk on FIRE" ...
Posted: Oct 06 2018 @ 3:50 PM
Of those who are on the path to financial independence and early retirement, there seem to be two camps. The first is that group of people who believe “that sounds about right” is more than adequate in terms of preparation. For them a rough 4% rule is all the calculation they need to pull the … Continue reading "The “Do I Have Enough?” Toolkit" ...
Posted: Sep 22 2018 @ 2:00 AM
Recently I wrote about finding fulfilment in life when you haven’t found it at work. I have been thinking a lot about how to put this missing piece back in my life and what I might do to feel better about myself and my place in the world. But I’m not forgetting that life should … Continue reading "Finding the Fun in FIRE" ...
Posted: Sep 18 2018 @ 2:00 AM
Confession time: I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy. I lose a week of my life every time a new series is available, binge-watching the entire thing start to finish. More than the characters (yes they are my friends!) and the drama of the show, for me it’s about people doing good in the world. My family roll … Continue reading "Finding Fulfilment in Early Retirement" ...
Posted: Sep 15 2018 @ 9:12 AM


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