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Steve A

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Early Retirement
Financial independence, lifestyle, photography
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Browsing around Twitter the other day, I stumbled on one of the coolest quotes I’ve ever heard in the personal finance community: “Retirement is nothing I envy, I envy those who live a full and passionate life!” This quote was written by Damn Millennial in a Twitter post. Before stumbling on that quote, I thought […] The post Confessions of an early retiree: I don’t envy retirement appeared first on Think ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 7:05 AM
I almost never do those “listicle” articles, but I’ve been meaning to put something like this together for a while. When it comes to building blog traffic, there’s not anything magical about the process, but it helps if you are open to exploring fresh ideas to see what works.  After nearly 20 years of running […] The post 48 fresh strategies to increase your blog traffic in 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 7:05 AM
It’s all rosy and great when the market’s literally propelling everyone forward in their money goals. It’s almost impossible to NOT make money in this market. It’s been a great ride, no doubt about it. But eventually, the other shoe will fall.  Recently, I’ve heard a few lines of thought within the community that’s troubling. […] The post It’s easy to be retired early when the market is great, huh' appeared ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 6:05 AM
Welcome to the third installment of the Community Spotlight! These posts highlight some of the amazing work that people are doing within their communities at home, abroad, and everywhere in-between. Today, I’m doing something a bit different. This one is written from the perspective of Fluffster, who is Felicity’s adorable therapy dog from Fetching Finance […] The post Community Spotlight: Fluffster the therapy dog appeared first on Think Save Retire. ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 7:05 AM
In the public sector, we have a saying that goes something like this: “Good enough for government work!”. It implies that the government doesn’t expect perfection, so “good enough” is often all you’ll need to put into an assignment. This article is a part of the Kill It! series of articles aimed at streamlining your […] The post Kill It: Seeking perfection is your sworn enemy appeared first on Think Save ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Here’s the deal: I love you people. You’ve been exceptionally kind and supportive through my journey toward financial independence, and equally supportive after we reached it. Therefore, I feel compelled to give something back.  In this case, I’m talking about Amazon Gift Cards. And, $150 worth of ’em. Gift Card Contest Details I’m giving away […] The post The Think Save Retire gift card contest appeared first on Think Save Retire. ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 7:05 AM
I am currently a researcher at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. I completed my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, worked as a product design engineer for Apple, founded my own business, and pursued my research passion combining textiles and electronics. Despite my accomplishments, I often felt like a failure, not believing that I […] The post Impostor no more! How one Apple engineer bested her impostor syndrome appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 7:05 AM
Let’s face facts: Budgets kinda suck. They aren’t fun. They take time and effort to create and maintain. And, they typically cause so many of us to manage our finances completely backward. Maybe it’s time to ditch the budget. Wait, what' Ditch our budget' Yes. Hear me out. Traditionally, budgeters take their money and pay other […] The post Kill It: Pay yourself first appeared first on Think Save Retire. ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Talk about a firestorm of activity over WordPress’s decision to include a brand new way to write (the Gutenberg editor) into the next major release of WordPress (WordPress 5.0). If you read the majority of articles out there, you’re probably left uneasy and worried. A lot of people just aren’t feelin’ the change. Many believe it’s being […] The post Here’s why I like the new WordPress Gutenberg editor – kinda appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 7:05 AM
In the personal finance community, we get to read a lot of people’s stories about why they chose a path to early retirement (or at least financial independence). Commonly, the impetus stems from working unfulfilling jobs, and many times, those jobs just so happen to be in IT. I’m a primary example. I worked in […] The post Why are careers in information technology unfulfilling' appeared first on Think Save Retire. ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 7:05 AM


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