12K Steps to Early Retirement Fitness

Healthy living and corporate life don’t always go together.  Some people do a great job of balancing the two, but others (like me) find the many hours spent at the office are terrific excuse to not work out.  And I am absolutely GREAT at finding excuses to avoid exercise. 🙂 Combine this with the appealing social opportunity of escaping work to go out to eat … Continue reading 12K Steps to Early Retirement Fitness

Long Shadows At MegaCorp – 5 Weeks To Early Retirement

As this post is published, I am getting up for another work week at MegaCorp.  I’ve gotten up for work on about 1,400 Monday mornings since I started working almost 27 years ago. That said, the last couple of weeks have been quite different, as the shadows of my career are starting to get longer since I announced my pending early retirement two weeks ago … Continue reading Long Shadows At MegaCorp – 5 Weeks To Early Retirement

Health Insurance for Early Retirement

   Health insurance is a big, incremental expense for people hoping to retire early from corporate life.  Understanding our options and the costs has been an important focus for us as we’ve plotted our upcoming FIRE escape on 4/1/16.   (Please note that the following is our understanding of healthcare insurance options, and that we are not experts in this topic.  Please consult an insurance … Continue reading Health Insurance for Early Retirement

FIRE Milestones – Announcing To Colleagues

It has been a full week since giving formal notice to resign my job and leave MegaCorp for early retirement. Once that was properly toasted with a glass of fine scotch, it was time to tell everyone else in the office – friends, teammates, and other corporate colleagues.  Sharing this news is clearly one of the most looked forward to of FIRE Milestones. Related:  See … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Announcing To Colleagues