Fitter or Fatter in Early Retirement?

Like many folks looking forward to early retirement, Captain Sparky is thinking about how he can become more fit.   Retirement goals are predicated on good health, and a lot of early retirees make it a priority. My health has always been good. I had my appendix out once, but that’s about it. I’m 49 years old,…

Early Retirement – Don’t Steal The Pencils!

I always joke when someone is leaving from my team at MegaCorp that they shouldn’t “steal our pencils!”  It’s just a funny way to acknowledge an ugly side of the workplace – that people sometimes take more than their last paycheck with them when they go. This article from a radio station in Texas (KNIN…

David Letterman Retirement

David Letterman is retiring after this Wednesday’s show. At 68 years old, I wouldn’t call it a early retirement, since he has been on the air for 33 years in his late night slot, starting in 1982.   It has been fun to watch the last few shows as he counts down to Wednesday night.…

Thrifty Thursday – Auto Repair Savings

Daily Finance recently published a good article on thinking through where you get your car repaired.  Finding a good garage has been a challenge for me.  My old company had a company-owned automotive service center.  It was fantastic to have a place that you could go to that you would trust implicitly.  The mechanics that…