Monthly Archives: October 2015

Crossing the Bridge between FI and RE

Increasingly, we’ve been wondering about the gulf that seems to exist for many of us: that between reaching Financial Independence and making the leap for Early Retirement. We’re less than a full year into serious planning for early retirement–which we … Continue reading

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How Too Many Skirts Led to Reflections on Hoarding Stuff

Skirts?!  In a personal finance blog post? Yes, it does appear that (strictly unscientifically speaking) about 95% of writers and readers of personal finance blogs appear to be male (another blog post on that later)–and mostly engineers at that.  (Of … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 1: Exploring the Appeal of Living Abroad

We tell family and friends that we wish to retire abroad, and they are puzzled.  Why leave the comfort of living in a country where we have our closest relatives and friends, customs of a country we are familiar with, … Continue reading

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How Was Your Third Quarter Budget?

We were getting a bit nervous as September drew to a close since we could see–by our daily tracking of our expenses–that we might not have as successful a third quarter as we did the first half of the year. … Continue reading

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