FIRE Escape – Early Retirement 12 Month Checklist

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

Work “One More Year” – As A Gift To Charity?

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?