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Reader’s Question: How should Chris invest?

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Hey Everyone, Today we have an email from Chris. His household is making a nice income and he’s wondering if there is anything he could do to improve his personal finances. Let’s see if we can help him with some useful advice. My age: 31 Wife’s age: 29 Total take home gross salary of ~$125K.  [...]

My Early Retirement Spend Down Strategy – Put It Off

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Early retirement is tricky. If you retire early, you will have a longer retirement and less retirement savings. That’s a double whammy. The average life expectancy in the US is 78.9 and rising. Let’s just round it off to 80 and work with that. When an average person retires at 65, she will have about [...]

3 Ways to Fund Early Retirement

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I’m sure most readers are familiar with the old “3 legged stool” of retirement. This term stems from an earlier era where you could count on 3 sources of income in your retirement. Social Security Benefit Pension Personal Saving The 3 legged stool might work for the current generation of retirees, but it won’t work [...]

Is Contentment The Enemy of Progress?

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Is contentment the enemy of progress? That’s what I’ve been asking myself lately. Life has been really good over the past few years but I feel myself starting to stagnate. This is a huge contrast to 5 years ago when I first started this blog. I was unsatisfied with my career and I was doing [...]