A survey in a recent online group asked early retirees if they work with a professional financial advisor. I was surprised to see that the great majority (about two-thirds) of folks did not. While I always tell people you need to be knowledgeable enough to be your own primary financial advisor, it’s nice to have a professional financial advisor as a secondary resource. That is, … Continue reading Do You Have A Financial Advisor?
Now that we are past the one year anniversary of our early retirement in 2016, I promise I will get back to more posts that focus on the personal finance side as opposed to the lifestyle side of the change … I’ve written about a lot of the MILESTONES that led to our early retirement last year, but someone recently pointed out that I haven’t … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Six Steps For Planning Retirement Spending
This past Friday was our annual “check up” with our Financial Planner. Mr. Fire Station has worked with him over the last 10 years, when an early retirement was just a dream. I’ve estimated that only 2% of people retire by fifty years old, so it is no surprise that he has always taken a cautious tone to getting us ready for early retirement. … Continue reading Early Retirement Check-Up With Financial Planner