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★ My Retirement Flexibility Scale for Choosing Your Safe Withdrawal Rate
By | February 19, 2018

“In recent years, I’ve been trying to “quantify” the non-numeric criteria that go into the retirement withdrawal rate decision. These are the factors that I used in making my own decision years ago, and that I recommend others take into account in […]

★ Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline
By | February 16, 2018

“New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up. It appears that the lack of regular stimulation takes a heavy toll on cognitive function and speeds up memory loss and dementia, researchers […]

★ Alt-Retirement and the Long-Term Care Dilemma
By | February 15, 2018

“We can make all the plans we want as to how we’d like to retire or semi-retire. We can plan to continue working, to save money, and to lower expenses. But if you have a major health event, or you simply live […]

★ How to Know Your Target Retirement Savings Rate
By | February 6, 2018

“The basics of consistency and thoughtful spending are universal for long-term financial success. But after that, personal finance is unique to each of us and our goals. So, after years of wondering, I created a simple worksheet to help you determine your […]

★ You can retire early without adopting Mr. Money Mustache’s extreme frugality
By | January 31, 2018

Follow the solid underlying principles espoused by the FIRE community but without the same intensity. Steve A.Steve handles the operational side of Rockstar by keeping the systems running smoothly, social media accounts active and curation buttery smooth. He also answers to the […]

★ The FIRE Movement Was Inevitable
By | January 29, 2018

The world needs clear answers and a way to cut through all the financial BS to get what it really wants — financial freedom. Thus, change gave rise to the FIRE movement — bloggers telling their stories about how they reached financial […]

★ The Procrastination Equation
By | January 25, 2018

I believe only the most serious of us think on each expense that we incur – what is the net present value of the reward we get for saving (earlier retirement) versus the immediate reward of buying (say eating dinner out). Steve […]

★ When You Get Fired As The CEO From Your Own Company
By | January 23, 2018

On October 18, 2016, I walked into a board room as the CEO of a multi-million dollar business with responsibility of over 200 employees. The business was my first-born, grown from an idea hatched in 2008. I walked out of that board […]

★ How to Take a Mini-Retirement and Love Your Life
By | January 19, 2018

“There are so many incredible things you could do if you had a bit of time away from the 9-5.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After you’re done reading this awesome article, head to our forums and come hang out […]

★ Two Years of Mini Retirement: A Snapshot with Number$
By | January 17, 2018

“I ran the numbers 50 different ways before we stepped away from our jobs. I tried to find every story out there. How much would this really cost? Would this set us back and waste all the work we put in? Is […]