What Does 10 Years Of Early Retirement Cost? Can You Really Do It?

I early retired in April at age 49.  I was just a couple weeks short of my 50th birthday and so I felt like I was ‘buying’ an extra 10 years of my life (without work).  With a reasonable degree of success in my career I decided to put TIME ahead of banking more money and more material things.   So far things have been … Continue reading What Does 10 Years Of Early Retirement Cost? Can You Really Do It?

Grown-Up Guilty Pleasure – Luxury Cars

There is probably no luxury that I have done more of an about-face on over the past 20 years than luxury automobiles. My DW and I started out very humbly in our 20s when we got married. We were very practical: she had a 11-year old Ford Fairmont (boring, but mostly reliable). I had managed to drive a few junkers into the ground through college … Continue reading Grown-Up Guilty Pleasure – Luxury Cars