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Achieving Financial Independence Through Corporate Employment

Month: November 2019

Do I Want My Boss’s Job?

Spending the last seven months away has given me time to reflect on my career: What did I like? What didn’t I enjoy? When did the next rug of the ladder go from a consuming desire to something I'm not interested in? When did financial independence and retiring early come into my mind? The biggest question I've thought about though is at what point did I give up my goal of corporate advancement and no longer wanted my boss's job?…

Examining Budget Flexibility in Early Retirement

Considering how much money we needed to retire early was a debate that stirred inside me since 2013, the year I discovered Mr. Money Mustache and the early retirement budget based on having $600,000 plus a paid off house. We achieved this number sometime between 2014 and 2015 depending on the housing requirement, but I continued to work for an additional four years. One of the biggest unknowns was how much money would we spend in early retirement? Where did…

Job Spotter App: Extra Money From Taking Pictures

Job Spotter is an application from Indeed.com that lets you earn Amazon gift credit for taking pictures of hiring signs. This has been a fairly simple way for us to make an extra $20 - $40/mo without much effort by taking pictures of hiring signs at businesses you frequent or may walk past. What Is the App and How Do I Use It? Job Spotter is an app from Indeed.com, a recruiting and hiring service. Indeed sells their recruiting and…

Dividend Update: October 2019

Dividend income is part of our early retirement plan income and this report includes dividends received across both our regular and tax advantaged accounts. October is traditionally a slow dividend month coming off a much larger September but there was still some news in the portfolio and dividend payments received. Lets see what happened for the month: Related: Disclosures Total Dividends Paid in October: $1,397 Monthly Dividend Payers: Entertainment Properties Trust and Stag Industrial. These are two real estate investment…

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