Celebrating 1 year of early retirement

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Today, I am officially celebrating my 1 year anniversary of leaving my CEO gig to retire early!!! I honestly cannot believe that it has been a year since I left my job and headed out to my mini-retirement. You guys know how the story goes…guy leaves CEO gig to take a 6 month mini-retirement. He… Continue reading Celebrating 1 year of early retirement

Should you manage your own investments or hire a financial advisor?

You should learn to manage your own investments. Too much can go wrong hiring an advisor. Naturally for someone who Accidentally Retired, I earned and saved enough money in large chunks to find myself in this position. But it wasn’t easy along the way. I ran a startup and it was a grind. I can’t… Continue reading Should you manage your own investments or hire a financial advisor?

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

My failure resume: the many mistakes made on the path to success

My Failure Resume If you think that successful people are void of any failures in life, you are just plain wrong. And what is success anyway? Is it the amount of money in your bank account? Or is it being a valued member of your community? Is it earning accolades, or simply being a good… Continue reading My failure resume: the many mistakes made on the path to success

I decided to fire my financial advisor…now what?

How to manage the transition away from your financial advisor Late last year, after I Accidentally Retired, my wife and I finally pulled the plug and fired our financial advisor. There are so many reasons why we decided to fire our financial advisor, and now we were left dealing with the aftermath. Here were the… Continue reading I decided to fire my financial advisor…now what?