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Achieving Financial Independence Through Corporate Employment

Month: January 2018

January: A month of gratitude!

Here I am, corporate suit guy (who hates ironing) that finally decides to start blogging. I was inspired by a few people I've followed and commented on for a while (Millennial Boss and Physician On Fire) and finally wanted to join in.  Millennial Boss writes from a perspective I can't see as a lady in a male dominated industry.  Physician on FIRE is inspirational because I'm a finance guy, not a tech guy.  If an anesthesiologist can figure this stuff…

Working Post FI: The Good and the Bad

I recently saw a question come up asking "What are the Pros and Cons of continuing to work after reaching Financial Independence?.   Many of us get into the One More Year scenario and then respond in different ways.  Some people can reduce their schedule to part time, others can really enjoy that final year, taking in the nostalgia of each event.   I am heading into my last year after reaching FI in early 2017 and wanted to share…

Early Retirement Decisions: One More Year

One More Year.... I used to swear I would never be drawn into one more year.  Its been interesting to read how many people suffer from it.   It made no sense to me why people continued to work once they hit their number!  Well folks, now I'm there.  This isn't written out to justify whatever decision we make, but outline all of the thoughts that go through your head as you approach that retirement date. [caption id="attachment_380" align="aligncenter" width="225"] "I'm…

Q4/Year End Net Worth Update

It is my favorite time of the year to update spreadsheets, I started keeping a snapshot of each year end as a reminder of the process we're making. I wish I had done this from the beginning, but here is our Net Worth progression since 2011, all of these figures are at year-end: 2011:  $323,000 2012: $470,000 2013: $716,000 2014: $894,000 2015: $1,019,000 2016: $1,208,000 The acceleration from both progression in the career higher income and compound interest really shows…

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