FIRE Milestones – Six Steps For Planning Retirement Spending

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

Long Shadows At MegaCorp – 5 Weeks To Early Retirement

As this post is published, I am getting up for another work week at MegaCorp.  I’ve gotten up for work on about 1,400 Monday mornings since I started working almost 27 years ago. That said, the last couple of weeks have been quite different, as the shadows of my career are starting to get longer since I announced my pending early retirement two weeks ago … Continue reading Long Shadows At MegaCorp – 5 Weeks To Early Retirement

FIRE Milestones – Announcing To Colleagues

It has been a full week since giving formal notice to resign my job and leave MegaCorp for early retirement. Once that was properly toasted with a glass of fine scotch, it was time to tell everyone else in the office – friends, teammates, and other corporate colleagues.  Sharing this news is clearly one of the most looked forward to of FIRE Milestones. Related:  See … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Announcing To Colleagues

FIRE Milestones – Picking An Early Retirement Age

Like anything, reaching the goal of early retirement starts with a choice to start seriously planning toward it.  In sequence, picking a retirement age to shoot for is the first of one’s MILESTONES toward a life of financial independence and retiring early.  This is the starting point at which you start hatching a financial plan and start making decisions to focus on it. For us, … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Picking An Early Retirement Age

FIRE Milestones – Reaching Millionaire Status

I’m going to start this post (part of a series of posts about retirement milestones), with the assumption that most early retirees in the developed world will reach millionaire status as a matter of course in achieving financial independence.  I know the FIRE community is filled with a good number of frugal-living devotees, but I think building toward at least $1 million dollar net worth … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Reaching Millionaire Status