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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. [...]

Retirement is Not The End Goal

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The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. Preparing for retirement may take a lifetime for some people, but it is not the end goal. Many people put the idea of retirement on [...]

Can You Really Retire For 60 years?

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Yes, sometimes I wonder if retiring by 40 is sustainable. Can I really quit working full time at 38 and sustain a comfortable retirement for 30 to 50 years? Well, Mrs. RB40 is still working, but she plans to retire early at some point as well (maybe in 10-15 years). Finance is a big consideration, [...]