If you are an Early Retirement Dreamer, successful investing is critical to your ability to break the bonds that bind you. The math of early retirement simply will not work if you don’t invest, and invest well. The good news is that successful investing is surprisingly simple.
I used to work at one of the largest tech companies in the world. This company was filled with thousands upon thousands of highly educated, highly talented, highly paid (and highly micro-managed) engineers, lawyers, accountants, and more. It was a highly competitive work environment,
Do you know how much money you need to be happy? This is a timeless question. The truth is that we don’t need nearly as much money as most people think. There is plenty of research that says most of the happiness you can obtain can be achieved at a basic standard of living.
Have you ever wanted to fire your boss? What if you could? Tell your boss to go F*** herself. Just walk away, and not be concerned about the consequences. If you really burn bridges like that, you may need enough money to cover your expenses for a couple of years –
If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you are basically a slave to your job. You are beholden to the whims of your company and the vagaries of the economy. These are things that you cannot control, and so there is no reason to complain about them.
Having motivational issues at work? Are you a clock watcher? Or perhaps you know someone who is. OK, never mind, yes of course you know someone. They are in every organization. Most managers can’t stand clock watchers.
As you may know, there are two different flavors of individual retirement accounts (IRAs): the traditional IRA (think: Vanilla) and the Roth IRA (um, Chocolate?). Each flavor has it’s unique benefits. By combining the advantages of each account type, you can dramatically reduce your taxes for many years.
A rooster is showy, perhaps eccentric, craves attention, and often displays power & aggression. According to The Animal in You, “The rooster’s active mind is always working on a way to create more drama in its life.”
We are today in the midst of an Early Retirement renaissance. Never in history has the freedom of Early Retirement been so available to so many people. And thanks to the internet, never have so many people been aware of the possibility.
Do you have too many emails? Raise your hand if your emails are out of control! Give me a Shout Out if you think there has to be a better way! The modern workplace has become a bottomless email abyss,