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The Ultimate Early Retirement Checklist

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It’s been 3 years since I escaped from the rat race and I still can’t quite believe it sometimes. Sure, I worked hard and saved a large percentage of my income, but I was very lucky, too. Mrs. RB40 has been a great partner and she played a major role in enabling me to retire [...]

The Best Careers for Early Retirement

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If you have been reading early retirement blogs, then you probably noticed that engineers are over-represented in this niche. Why does it seem like every early retirement blog is written by an engineer? Is engineering the perfect career for early retirement? I was an engineer for 16 years so I thought I’d share my experience [...]

5 signs you’re not ready to retire early

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Do you ever contemplate leaving it all behind and calling it quits? If you’re like me, you don’t like office politics, traffic jams, endless meetings, and all the BS from management. However, I didn’t consider quitting my job until 2010 when I discovered personal finance and found that I probably could swing it and retire [...]

3 Years After Early Retirement Update

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It’s been 3 years after I quit my engineering career and the early retirement euphoria has worn off. That’s okay, though. That’s just a normal part of any retirement. After working for 20 years or however long, you get a huge positive vibe from making a big change in your life. Many retirees will try [...]