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 of part 1.

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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 anything extra to produce it.  I want to dump it out, and time is limited, and that’s that.  So it’s going to read a little messier than average.

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Building a Vision of Life Without Work

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Neo’s vision of life with work.  Hope he likes everything tinted green.

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

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How the heck did I end up back here?

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

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I Could Quit

Get ready for a lot of repetition in this post.

Get ready for a fairly unfocused post.  Oh, and a lot of repetition.  Plus a distinct lack of direction.  And did I mention repetition yet?

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

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Doom decides between following his original IPS and going all in on gold goblets.

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 details.

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Site Changes

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There have been some recent changes to the blog.
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Indignant

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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

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

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Midlife FI-sis

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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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