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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 [...]

Will my kid be a bum if I retire early?

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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 [...]

Reader’s Story: Jon’s Early Retirement Adventure

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Today we have a guest post from Jon. He blogs at Money Smart Guides and he is working toward early retirement.   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. [...]