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Month: August 2019

Why Rental Value Will Drive Our Next Home Purchase

My confession about losing $60,000 in a good housing market last month was one of the more painful things I've wrote.  We’ve now settled into a nice rental house and it left me examining this question:  Would we ever be homeowners again?  Why did I consistently loose money while others I watch make six figures on their home?  Was it just because we moved a bunch for my career? We’ve lost money on three of our four houses.  They were…

Reflections Four Months Into Early Retirement

This past week marked four months since I walked out of the office for the last time.   Since that day, we've accomplished a celebratory trip, picked our first destination to live in early retirement, sold a house, moved, and are settling into a new routine without work.  This has given me time to enjoy a slower pace of life reflect on my time working.  So what does this look like four months into early retirement? Burnout is a thing: I…

Does Financial Independence Make You a Better Employee?

Does achieving financial independence make you a better employee?  I’ve seen this debate come up a couple of times and it got me thinking.  Some people have said working without fear made them better at work.  Removing any financial concerns or stress allows room for more focus in other parts of life, including work.  I've also heard people say that reaching financial independence but still working caused their tolerance level for crap to go way down since they no longer…

Early Retirement: What is Our Drawdown Strategy?

Now that we have left our jobs and declared early retirement, it is time to put our drawdown strategy into action.  So what does this actually look like?  Specifically where is the money we live on coming each month?   How long until we have to start maneuvering our IRAs?  Here is the outline of how what we plan to live on prior to reaching 59.5 Disclaimer:   These numbers are a combination of actual numbers and estimates. Ultimately the accuracy will…

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