Category Archives: CurrentLife

Recent event monologuing

The 2021 Early-Retirement Update

I’ve had a difficult time finding a way to create a new entry on a blog that has essentially been dead since 2015.  Yet, I have had a persistent feeling that I owe my readers an update.

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Obamacare’s Uncertain Future and The Impact on Early Retirement Planning

You can’t always believe what candidates running for office say as they slog through their campaigns — gross exaggeration, pandering, and outright lies are to be expected by all involved — but when it comes to Obamacare, surely it is … Continue reading

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Early Retirement Bites

I quit my job about a year ago. My last day was April 17th, 2015, to be exact. At this point I’ve got close to twelve full months of my new life under my belt.  That’s plenty of data, if you … Continue reading

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A Return to Work

Well, it’s not a return exactly.  Not in the ordinary sense of the word. What I’ve actually been doing is reading some of my old anger diary entries.  This feels like entering a time warp leading back to my old life, living out days … Continue reading

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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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About Blogging…

Fact:  Virtually everyone individual who runs a blog eventually writes meta-articles on what it’s like to author one, how things are going, why and how you might become a blogger too, and so on.

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2015 Spending Postmortem

I haven’t done one of these types of posts in a while but I feel it’s worthwhile to capture our spending picture for 2015.

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Home Ownership: A Retrospective and Beyond

My wife and sold our home in early 2015, and we did it mostly to enable us to comfortably quit our jobs.

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I’m not a huge fan of blogs or Facebook pages that show the rosiness of peoples’ lives and nothing else.

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Done Detoxing

There’s this period of transition between full time employment and being settled in your post-work existence known as detox.  

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