Early Retirement

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...

Early Retirement

Early Retirement

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...

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Mainstream Media Misses the Mark on the FIRE Movement

By: Physician on Fire The articles I read in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other highly regarded sources tend to repeat the same themes. They highlight drastic measures made to decrease spending as if extreme frugality is the only way to find financial freedom. Potential...

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How We Used Geographic Arbitrage to Retire 9 Years Ahead of Schedule

By: Dylin | RetireBy45.com If you are one of the many people trying to achieve FIRE (Financial Independence / Retiring Early), then you’re probably using a number of strategies to make this happen.   You may be trying to reduce your expenses by eating out less or cutting your cable cord....

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How to Deal with the Emotional Challenges of Retiring Alone

By: Bernz | Money Logue There are waves of feelings almost every retiree experiences as they transition from the work life to retirement. Some are positive feelings such as accomplishment and relief, while others are sad and filled with regret and boredom. Some feelings are not popular and are...

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How Do You Choose a Location to Retire Early?

By: FeedingOurFire.com We have been trying to figure out where to retire.  This seems like a simple question at first and for some, it may be an easy answer.  The FoFs have always lived where our jobs have taken us, so the freedom to retire and live (almost) anywhere was more challenging than we...

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Plan Your Perfect Week in Retirement Today

By: Adam | Minafi.com I’ve recently joined the ranks of ChooseFI Podcast listeners, and have loved it so far. In episode 23 with ESI Money, they touch on a topic I’ve started to think more about lately — what would a day look without a job? (don’t worry coworkers, it was mostly...

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I don’t believe in early retirement

By: Steve Adcock | ThinkSaveRetire.com I am done with the idea that early retirement is truthfully what I’m doing. The fact is, I’m not “retired” in the traditional sense of the word. Though I’ve always admitted that I’m still very active in my passion pursuits, I’m also pulling...

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The Extraordinary (and Inevitable) Fear of Boredom in Retirement

By: Cubert | AbandonedCubicle.com We spent our vacation visiting my in-laws, who have by all accounts, retired in style. They left behind the cold and blustery Midwest for the warm desert sun roughly a decade ago, just a few years before hitting 60. To be clear, they’re nowhere near “bored.”...