How I planned my early retirement withdrawal strategy after I Accidentally Retired without a plan

Early retirement without a plan, eventually needs a plan. When you end up Accidentally Retired at 36, you obviously have done many things right. Even so, I was caught off guard in terms of properly planning for an early retirement. My plan was to take a mini-retirement and figure out what I’d like to do… Continue reading How I planned my early retirement withdrawal strategy after I Accidentally Retired without a plan

Bootstrap or Die: if you want to retire early, you should never take outside investment

Bootstrap or Die. 99% of all startups should never, ever, ever, take outside investment. Taking outside investment money, even from “family and friends” will put undue pressure on a growing business. Sure it may help to jump start things, but there are always a way to launch your business from the ground up using lean… Continue reading Bootstrap or Die: if you want to retire early, you should never take outside investment

Ruthlessly cut down on email for less stress

When I found myself accidentally retired and no longer working, it was really, really strange to not have to be tied to my email. Running a big business with 50+ employees and even more co-workers, vendors and clients lends itself to a lot of email. We are talking about hundreds a day. In fact, I… Continue reading Ruthlessly cut down on email for less stress

Personal Capital blows away anything that you can do on a spreadsheet. Period.

Personal Capital Retirement Planner

Personal Capital is the easiest and most convenient way to track your net worth, plan for retirement, and run your day to day budget. There is a reason that many personal finance bloggers are continuously pushing Personal Capital’s financial tools: it is the easiest and most convenient way to tie together your entire net worth… Continue reading Personal Capital blows away anything that you can do on a spreadsheet. Period.

How to take a mini-retirement

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How to plan, save for, and structure a mini-retirement I left my high paying CEO role in June, 2020, and though I had never planned on leaving when I did, circumstances and perhaps fate intervened. Our company was divested from a large multinational corporation to a much smaller multinational startup, and I could not come… Continue reading How to take a mini-retirement