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How Early Retirement Impacts Social Security Benefits

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I originally wrote this post in 2012 to figure out how early retirement impacts Social Security benefits. It’s been 4 years so I thought I’d check my Social Security statement and update the post with some current numbers. Also, it was National Social Security week earlier this month, April 4-13th. The Social Security office wants [...]

Are You Taking the Meandering Path to a Fulfilling Life

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Recently, I finished reading How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. The concept is good, but the book got a little tedious about half way through. The author’s main point was that college kids are not very resilient these days because parents do everything for them. Stanford kids (where the author was a dean) [...]

Can You Retire Early With Median Income?

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This is a follow up to my last post – How to Retire In 10 Years. Let’s face it, ten years is an extremely short time to build up a comfortable retirement fund. The way to do it is to earn high income and save a big percentage to invest. I think a single person [...]

How to Retire In 10 Years

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Is it possible to retire in 10 years by working hard and saving a large percentage of your income? Yes, it is possible, but this requires a lot of sacrifice up front. Honestly, I think 99% of the working population don’t pay much attention to retirement and they just don’t know what’s possible. I certainly [...]