Like many early retirees, I worked ‘One More Year’ (OMY) beyond what I had originally planned. I was enjoying work and I had an idea to work OMY exclusively to raise money for a charitable fund. It was an idea that I originally wrote about three years ago in this POST. When I did leave MegaCorp for the final time, we had set aside my … Continue reading One More Year / Angel Fund Update
Nine months ago, my wife and I started our “One More Year” fund. I’m working the last year of my career with all of the paychecks going into a charitable giving fund. It will be given away in the first few years of our early retirement. Since then, I’ve written about two famous people who also worked purely for charity: Ben Franklin as Governor of … Continue reading Beckham – Played Final Season For Charity
I wrote recently about our family’s plan to save my final year’s salary in a bank account and donate it to charity in the first few years of our retirement. Here’s a link to that post. It’s generated a lot of discussion, but no one I’ve talked to has any examples of anyone else who had done anything similar. Until recently … It turns out … Continue reading Working One More Year For Charity – Ben Franklin Style
It’s hard to believe that I have reached the one year mark on my expected early retirement on April Fool’s Day 2016. It arrived just a few days ago when I was prepping for a multi-day work offsite that my boss asked me to plan & lead. I ended up so involved in the offsite that I didn’t have a lot of time to reflect … Continue reading FIRE Escape – Early Retirement 12 Month Checklist
I’ve always had this interesting thought about highly paid athletes that are financially independent and retire early from their careers: why don’t they work “one more year” and donate all of the money they earn their last season to charity? Wouldn’t that be a magnanimous gesture? Wouldn’t every fan and city they visited be excited by what the are doing? Obviously some athletes’ careers end … Continue reading Work “One More Year” – As A Gift To Charity?