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Am I Ready to Go Back to work?

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When I quit my engineering career in 2012, I was completely burned out. I was having physical and mental problems and I had to get out. I thought I’d give it at least a year and see how this whole early retirement thing pans out. Finance was a big factor, of course. We were not [...]

5 Best Money Moves to Make in Your 40s

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Yes, I know the title of the blog is Retire By 40. However, many of our readers are in their 40s and 50s and they are planning to retire soon. You don’t have to be under 40 to read this blog. Maybe I should rename the blog to Retire between 40 and 55. :) Being [...]

Why Save So Much in Our Retirement Accounts?

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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 [...]

Retire Early to Save The World

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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 [...]