Early Retirement

Being a FIRE millionaire doesn’t mean you’re rich

By: Jim | Route To Retire There’s an interesting mentality that I notice creeps up periodically.  It’s the idea that some people...

Early Retirement

Early Retirement

Don’t believe early retirement will transform you into someone different

By Steve Adcock | Think Save Retire If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in early retirement, it’s that quitting your job doesn’t change who you are. Like, at all. As most of you know, I gave my technology career the middle finger in December of 2016, and since then, I’ve...

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What are the chances of relying on Social Security in retirement?

By: Brandon | BrandonRenfro.com Is Social Security Going Broke? More importantly, will YOU be able to collect Social Security benefits when you retire? Well, to quote the 42nd President of the United States, that depends on what the meaning of the word is… is. That’s right. I said it. The point...

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7 months into a corporate job, Cody chose to buy freedom…with frugality

By: Cody | FlytoFi.com I’m 7 months into my first corporate job and I just can’t take it anymore — the long commute, the unfulfilling work, the lack of autonomy. This can’t be what the next 40 years look like, can it? Trust me, I’ve heard the “welcome to the real world” spiel from...

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Early retirement should never box you into stupid little corners

By: Steve Adcock | Think Save Retire How many of you good people have formally or informally entered contests to see how little money you can spend during a period of time? Like those “No Spend” months? If you read enough personal finance material, those money challenges are common. But, I...

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Will Social Security still provide enough for early retirees?

By: Feeding Our Fire If you have read recent reports of the future of Social Security its sounds dire and we won’t be able to count on this for our retirement planning.  The news uses terms like “insolvent” and “bankrupt,” implying that Social Security will run out of money long before...

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6 Keys to Nail Your Retirement Plan

By: Matt | The RN Mentor There are 6 keys to nail your retirement plan, and hopefully, you learn them at a young age. Investing wisely for retirement is one of the most important financial actions we can make. However, most people don’t take retirement planning seriously enough, early enough....

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The one staggering expense people forget to include in retirement planning

By: Danielle Roberts Many Americans feel the burden of expensive healthcare in the United States. As many people work to gain employer medical coverage, it can be easy to be unaware of what health truly costs. This leaves them unprepared for how much they need to save for healthcare costs in...

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Ready to Jump? A 10-Point Checklist for Early Retirement

By: Dylin | Retire by 45 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 this money come from?  Have...

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What does your “I quit” letter look like?

By: Steve | Think Save Retire I re-read it, trying to pick out areas where I may have over exaggerated my “I Quit”. You know, used my epic disgust for work to embellish or complain a little too strongly about what I disliked about maintaining a full-time job. Honestly, I couldn’t come up with...