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. 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
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 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 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