Author Archives: livafi

Quitters Never Win, Except When They Do – 2/3

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  Then quit.  There’s no point in being a damned fool about it.     — W.C. Fields No build-up or table-setting today.  This is going to read like a direct continuation … Continue reading

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Quitters Never Win, Except When They Do – 1/3

 It is so hard to leave.  Until you leave.  Then it’s the easiest thing in the world.      — John Green, Paper Towns Fair warning:  This post is going to be a little raw.  I haven’t done much editing or … Continue reading

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Building a Vision of Life Without Work

The number one question that people ask once you tell them you’re considering early retirement is:  What will you do with your time?

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Back to the Beginning

After a decade and a half of saving and investing, I’ve seemingly come full circle.

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I Could Quit

If I kept a gratitude journal, the first item listed every day would be to thank people in my life for being there for me.  My wife.  My parents. My siblings.  

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An Investment Policy Statement Update

Today I’m going to talk about Investment Policy Statements.   I’m creeping up on my early retirement date, set for April of this year, which has triggered a review process of my own IPS, and I wanted to share the … Continue reading

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Site Changes

There have been some recent changes to the blog.

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This post wasn’t going to be this post.

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Top Zero Things I Learned From a Financial Planner

Last week, I met with a certified financial planner (CFP) to discuss my impending early retirement.

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Midlife FI-sis

Toward the midpoint of 2013, after an extended period of the blues, I finally admitted that there was something fairly wrong with my life.

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