early retirement

Why Save So Much in Our Retirement Accounts?

12.17.2014
Why save so much in our retirement accounts? 72t early withdrawal

This is the follow up to the previous blog post – How to save $50,000 per year in your tax advantaged accounts. Is it really a good idea to save so much in our retirement accounts? Should we cut back a bit and invest more in our after-tax account? One downside of saving over $50k/year in our tax advantaged accounts is that we aren’t able to add to our dividend portfolio much. This could be a problem for early retirees like us because we will need to access those retirement accounts before we’re 59 1/2. I don’t want to pay […]

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Retire Early to Save The World

11.17.2014
Retire Early to Save The World

Do you ever want to save the world or at least improve it a little? There are endless problems in this world. Here are just a few big ones. Hunger and lack of access to drinkable water. Animals are going extinct. The world is getting over populated. Global warming and various consequences. Poverty is still prevalent in many countries. Natural disasters create havoc every year and it’s tough to see the aftermath on the news. Sure, you can donate money. However, I really admire the people on the ground who are actively trying to help others. It takes a lot […]

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Will my kid be a bum if I retire early?

11.12.2014
early retirement bad example

A few weeks ago, I was talking to Don, a successful young business owner and he really dislikes the idea of early retirement. He wants to provide a good example for his kids and he thinks early retirement is not the right way to do it. This was just a passing conversation, but he clearly thinks that I’m a bum and he’s afraid my kid will turn out to be one too. To him early retirement is the anti-thesis of hard work. Is this really true? I’m sure he’s working long hours to provide a good life for his family, […]

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Reader’s Story: Jon’s Early Retirement Adventure

10.29.2014
early retirement adventure

Today we have a guest post from Jon. He blogs at Money Smart Guides and he is working toward early retirement.   Jon’s Early Retirement Adventure I want to retire early. I’m just not a fan of having a commitment of 40 or more hours a week, 5 days a week for the next 30 plus years of my life. It’s not that I don’t like to work, I just don’t like the idea of being tied down to an employer. I’d rather retire and do the things I want to do. So this post is all about why I want […]

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