When I talk to friends, family and neighbors about my (mostly) secret plan to escape MegaCorp next April and live a life of early retirement, I’m starting to notice that the reactions people have result in one of about a dozen predictable comments. Most people (90%) are nice and say “good for you, that’s amazing”. But other times – a small percent of the time … Continue reading Chatting with Friends – Odd Comments & Snappy Remarks
I’ve got more than 4 months to go, but I thought I would share the two lists I’ve started about the things I will and won’t miss about working. So far, I have more on the “won’t miss” list, but I think you will see that they things on the “will miss” list are pretty rich and meaningful: WON’T MISS: Monthly budget meetings / sales … Continue reading Early Retirement – “Miss” & “Won’t Miss” Lists
This weekend’s launch of SPECTRE puts James Bond back on the big screen in the 24th official film of the series. Our family is a big fan of the franchise and my son & I saw (and rated) all of the movies over the last year. We enjoyed the new movie a lot, but you are probably wondering what is the linkage to a personal … Continue reading James Bond … Donated His Salary To Charity?
It’s not just funny, it’s the truth … The Onion News Image Credit: The Onion Continue reading The Onion: “People Happiest When Pretending To Work From Home”
I’m going to start this post (part of a series of posts about retirement milestones), with the assumption that most early retirees in the developed world will reach millionaire status as a matter of course in achieving financial independence. I know the FIRE community is filled with a good number of frugal-living devotees, but I think building toward a $1 million dollar net worth would … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Reaching Millionaire Status
Well, this has certainly been the most dramatic month in the nine months I’ve been posting about our countdown to early retirement. The stock market surged back to positive this month – even my MegaCorp’s stock as they aim to layoff 1,500 useless corporate bureaucrats like me by end of year (Merry Christmas!).