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Moving West – Part 2

We’ve arrived. We’ve left our empty nest, downsized, and relocated from the southeast to the southwest. For the first time in five months, we, our vehicles, and our possessions, are all in one place. It’s been a dramatic change in venue, and we’re excited to begin the next chapter of our lives in amazing new …

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Moving West – Part 1

Blogs are unique because they include personal experience, in addition to the facts. The backstory for this blog over the last six months has been our downsizing and relocation. So here is the first part of our moving story, plus a few financial lessons learned…. In June we sold our house. In July we vacationed …

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News, Views and Summer Travels

It’s been two months since the launch of my first book Retiring Sooner, which I worked on in some form for more than two years. When it was finally published, I had no idea what to expect. As most authors will tell you, after spending that much time with the same material you have no …

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Retiring Sooner – My New Book

My first book, Retiring Sooner: How to Accelerate Your Financial Independence, is available on Amazon now for Kindle and in paperback. Just click the cover image below to get your copy. If you want, you can save quite a bit by getting the electronic version. And, you don’t even need a Kindle to read it …

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Looking Ahead: Another Retirement, and a Book or Two…

It’s official. Caroline has announced her retirement. She’ll wrap up her elementary school teaching career later this year. I imagine she’ll be drawn back to working with kids in some fashion, eventually. But for now, she’s ready for some much deserved rest and relaxation. Only a teacher, or the spouse of one, can possibly understand …

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Year-End Projects

It’s been a good year for Can I Retire Yet? — growing to average daily traffic in the hundreds of visitors, with peaks in the thousands. In early October, Yahoo Finance picked up the story, and then I was invited to guest post on two of the top personal finance blogs: Mr. Money Mustache and …

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What I Learned from the World’s Best Personal Finance Bloggers

I’ve just returned from Denver and FinCon12, the annual financial blogger conference. Here’s a little of what I learned about money, business, and life from some of the best personal finance bloggers on the planet…. J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly, and one of the most successful bloggers of all time, reminded us that …

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