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It has now officially been over two years since I’ve received a paycheck.

I did a one year early-retirement retrospective around this time last year, so I figured I’d continue the tradition in order to document things for myself and for…


(Or: Why I Sent Out My Wedding Thank You Notes 7 Months Late)

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We all do it.

You’re sitting in traffic, or at your desk, or in bed trying to fall asleep, and you’re daydreaming about what life will be like…


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(Or: “Look Mom and Dad, I’m Not a TOTAL Lazy Bum!”)

It’s been a little over a year since I last received a paycheck.

I’ve already written a bit about what the first three months of early retirement “feels like.”

And…


Note: This post originally appeared on The Big Today.

They say it’s not enough to retire from something, you need to retire to something.

Examples abound of people in the early retirement community finding out that early retirement didn’t, by itself, make them happy.

If you’re too focused on leaving…


Note: This post originally appeared on The Big Today.

A few months ago, at age 31, I quit my job.

I left because of a combination of a new boss I didn’t see eye-to-eye with, a stressful period of wedding planning and house-moving, and a desire to spend more time…

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