Still On Our FIRE Honeymoon

Last year, when I was just early retired a few weeks, I wrote this article describing the ‘honeymoon’ period of leaving work behind.  I even shared a ‘5 Stages of Retirement’ academic framework that many already-retired readers immediately called B.S. on – complaining that the sudden feeling of freedom does NOT grow old and that…

Introvert or Extrovert?

More than a year ago, I wrote this article contemplating whether or not I was more of an introvert or extrovert.  Some people think that being an extrovert helps you in the business world and being an introvert helps you in retirement.  The difference comes down to your need to be with other people to…

Stop Saving, Start Spending In Retirement?

More than 15 years ago, some colleagues and I were talking about how effective we were in building our savings.  We were all making a good living, but some were more successful in building their net worth than others. One colleague – a single guy with a snappy car – mentioned that he started out being…

Early Retirement – Six Month Anniversary

This past Saturday (10/1) marked the six month anniversary of the day I walked out of MegaCorp for early retirement.  It was April Fool’s Day, which seemed liked the most appropriate day of the year to do something so foolish.  How’s it been so far? – terrific, I’d say.  A friend who retired a few…