Early Retirement – Not Ready To Talk Yet

I’m a little less than 14 months from my expected early retirement date on April 1, 2016.  It’s far enough away that I’m not ready to start talking about my plans at work, especially with my boss.  A lot can change in 14 months and I want to keep my options open for as long…

Four Simple Words That Saved Us $$$ Thousands

I’m not sure when my wife and I started using the expression.  I imagine we were shopping at the mall and trying to decide whether or not to splurge on something that might or not prove useful.  It started pretty innocently I’m sure, but quickly became a trusted decision rule that has saved us thousands,…

9 Reasons It’s Difficult To Retire Early

I had a great day at work this past Friday.  There wasn’t anything especially amazing about it, but it was a truly enjoyable day.  Good conversation, meaty strategic work, and a fair amount of horsing around.  It was the kind of day that makes me say ‘this is fun – why do I really want…