What is hump day? It’s Wednesday. The hump to your work week. 2 days down and 2 days to go.Read more
The question I have been playing out recently in my mind is whether to work to achieve FIRE. Should I bust my butt for 10 years and then peace out in a flame of glory? Or do I go part time now (between 60 to 80%) and lay low working into the sweet sunset of retirement at 60?
My current employer offers a pension at 60 (likely 65 when I actually retire) that includes health care. If I could last the next 20 + years for that, is it worth it? I wrote about the differences it would make to my drawdown strategy here and here. There are definite financial benefits to staying until 60, but what about emotional and life ones?Read more
On today’s hump day, we discuss what you need to get ready for retirement and if the stock market is too high.Read more
This is my second post as part of the chain about drawdown plan. This is a post started by Physician On Fire and taken and catapulted by Fritz at The Retirement Manifesto. There are now 13 people on the chain, and I will make lucky number 14.
My first post found here discussed retiring with a pension. This would require me to work until I am 60, which kind of sounds lame. So now it is off to discussing how I could retire by 48.
If you did not read my post found here, let me give you a quick recap. I am fortunate to work for a company that offers a pretty sweet pension. If I work until 60, then I get full early retirement, but what if I want to retire early.Read more
My cousin visited me in sunny Cali this past weekend. This cousin of mine lives a life that many in this community can appreciate. She had a stable and successful job for many years and burnt out. She then decided to take 6 months to work on her writing and try establishing herself through various pursuits.Read more
Is the average early retiree more mindful then others or just a jerk? The mindful early retiree Mindfulness is definedRead more
This is a tough post to write. I struggle with this issue daily. Is it okay for a physician to retire early?Read more
It always is surprising that when I talk to my mom and tell her I want to retire early that she just looks at me and emphatically says “Why?”Read more