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Will Early Retirement Make You Lazy?

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How do you motivate yourself from being lazy in retirement? That’s one of the questions I got last week from a reader who is pondering early retirement. It is a valid question. Laziness is one of the seven deadly sins after all. Nobody wants the lazy label. We were all taught to avoid laziness when […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read the whole story on the About Page .

5 Best Financial Decisions I Ever Made

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Here is a tough question for you. What was the best financial decision you’ve made? Life is really good for us right now and a large part of that is due to many smart decisions we have made in the past. I also think we are very lucky because we haven’t made any huge mistakes […] Read More

Can You Travel for Months at a Time?

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We went on a trip to Eugene for 4 days last week and I couldn’t wait to get home. I have felt this way before, but it usually surfaces after a few weeks on the road. This wasn’t even a real trip because Eugene is only 2 hours south of Portland! The funny thing is […] Read More

{ 65 comments } A Little Active Income Goes a Long Way in Early Retirement

I have been retired for over 4 years and I love it. My low key lifestyle suits me perfectly. I don’t have to deal with a boss, coworkers, endless meetings, or rush hour traffic anymore. Life has been great and I don’t regret leaving my engineering career one bit. I haven’t quit working completely, though. […] Read More

Why My Family Has Life Insurance

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The following post is sponsored by Haven Life, an online life insurance agency that provides affordable, quality term life insurance online in 20 minutes. Compare that to the traditional 4- to 6-week timeframe common with most insurers. Nobody likes to think about life insurance. Probably because it involves thinking about your own death. When you’re […] Read More