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I’ve been using Personal Capital to track my finances for about 4 years now and it has been an invaluable tool in our journey to financial independence. Personal Capital is a free “account aggregator” that will help you track all aspects of your finances in one place. I use the site to track our net [...]

Getting Your Spouse On Board with Early Retirement

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What if you wake up one day and realize you really want to retire early? Nay, make that - you need to retire early. Your job is slowly killing you can you can’t take it much longer. Okay, that was me in 2010, but you get my drift. If you’re married, then your next step [...]

Why Families Should Live on One Paycheck

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Wow, a lot has changed in 5 years since I wrote this post. In 2011, I was very unhappy with my job and I needed to make a drastic change. We saved as much as we could and cut back our spending to prepare for my early retirement. A major part of the preparation was [...]

Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend in the US. While viewed as the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people died while serving in the armed forces. It is also around the end of the school year here. This means field trips, graduations, pot lucks, end of the year crafts, [...]