Monthly Archives: June 2016

Practicing for Retirement Living with Strawberry Picking

When we were in France last month, we found ourselves lamenting the state of strawberries in the U.S.  Yes, strawberries. Once you taste those amazing French strawberries–especially the little torpedo-shaped Gariguettes–you will wonder why it is that those of us … Continue reading

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Simplify Your Investing and Enrich Your Life

It seems like we are on a roll with researching books in preparation for our life after FIRE. Last week, I wrote about our reflections on Barbara Bradley Hagerty’s Life Reimagined, and this week I want to refer everyone to a … Continue reading

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Reimagining Life after FIRE

Will and I have lately been taking turns reading Barbara Bradley Hagerty’s new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, and we concluded that this book has come into our lives at just the right time! First, the backstory.  We … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 5: Space-Saving Ideas from European Kitchens

As my last post must have amply demonstrated, we absolutely adore French markets.  But there is more to living abroad than just shopping for cheese and produce (though going to markets is undoubtedly a significant factor in our enjoyment equation). … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 4: Market Reflections

We’re back from our nearly three weeks out of the country (and away from this blog)! Whenever we take a vacation in another country, we come away from the experience with a great appreciation for the way others live.  That … Continue reading

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