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  • How I retired at 36How I retired at 36 March 12, 2017 I reached early retirement when I was thirty-six after a thirteen-year career. I'm forty-eight now…and holy stump-jumping gibbons of hell, did I really just write…
  • Early Retirement's Magic BulletEarly Retirement’s Magic Bullet March 13, 2017 Work towards having something to sell besides your time. That's it. That's all there is. If you want to achieve financial independence and/or retire early…
  • The Ten Commandments of Early RetirementThe Ten Commandments of Early Retirement March 28, 2017 Welp...the title is self-explanatory, and for clarity's sake I've organized these commandments into loose categories. Please let me know in the comments what your own…
  • "The '4% rule' is actually the '4.5% rule.'" --William Bengen, architect of the Safe Withdrawal Rate“The ‘4% rule’ is actually the ‘4.5% August 24, 2017 Yup. The man said it himself. If you missed the 8/22/17 Reddit "Ask Me Anything" interview with William Bengen, you really should read it. But if you…
  • Where'd the 4% rule come from, anyway? (Hint: it wasn't the Trinity Study.)Where’d the 4% rule come from, anyway? (Hint: it… June 28, 2017 When you've finished this post you might also be interested in "The 4% rule can ruin your retirement. Don’t let it do your thinking for…
  • The History of the FI/ER Movement (2.0)The History of the FI/ER Movement (2.0) June 16, 2017 Introduction: Crashing the Gate On New Year’s Day of 1993 I had the occasion to crash my car through a big steel gate. Crazy ex-girlfriend,…
  • The Best of Early Retirement Dude…The Best of Early Retirement Dude… July 28, 2017
  • I won't be advertising for Personal Capital anymore, and I apologize for doing so.I won’t be advertising for Personal Capital anymore,… August 9, 2018 I'm finally up to here with Personal Capital's fear-driven marketing. As a former affiliate, I apologize for shilling for them. In case you’re unfamiliar with PC,…
  • LibraryLibrary March 12, 2017 Please know that as a longtime writer I'm a big believer in paying the artist. But to keep this blog free to you, I've joined…
  • Welcome to everybody from the webernetz...please start here.Welcome to everybody from the webernetz…please start… August 22, 2018 Hidy-ho if you popped over from the New York Times, Physician on FIRE’s blog, and/or the vastness of the organic webernetz. I've had yet another billion-dollar…

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