Category Archives: FutureLife

Considering life that hasn’t happened yet.

Definitely Not Purpose

Disclaimer.  Yet again, there’s no talk of finances in this one.  Instead I’m discussing some of my post-working life in a very casual, journal-y way.  Additional warning:  It’s intensely personal.  If that doesn’t sound interesting to you, well then, absolutely no worries. … Continue reading

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How to Think About Market Downturns

I was working through my personal mid-year financial evaluation this week, only to discover there’s been something close to panic in the global markets of late.

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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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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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When I was in my twenties I didn’t much care about charities.  I mean, who really does when they’re younger, anyway?  For many people, it takes an event that affects you or the ones you love to get you interested … Continue reading

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Report Card and Blog Goals Update

When I started this blog in early January, I had a few simple goals.

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Drawdown Part 5: Validation

We’ve made it.  Through careful analysis, data crunching, and charting, the SuperPlan has been validated.

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