Taking on an audacious task- achieving early retirement, deadlifting 400 pounds, or completing a complicated project- is all a matter of eating the elephant.
Over the past few months, I’ve been working on something very special. It’s something that has stretched my technical abilities and challenged my willingness to invest a substantial amount of my money into something I believe in. Today, that project is ready, and without exaggerating, I believe it has the ability to change lives.
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes tragic and painful things happen to us, or to the people we love, and we’re at a loss to fit such awful tragedy into our narrative of outrageous optimism. Sometimes we have setbacks. Sometimes we lose people we love.
As our safe monthly retirement income creeps towards the $1,500/month mark, the number of places in the world where we could live a happy life expands dramatically. This edition of the “Retire Abroad” series focuses on cities where $1,200 per month provides a safe, comfortable, fulfilling life for two.
The event you say you’ve been waiting for has arrived. How can you convince yourself that this is no different than the last financial crisis?
Discover five more amazing destinations in Mexico, Serbia, Vietnam, India, and Georgia which will fill your retirement with affordable adventure!
Earlier in my career, I was a cop. People generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to the police: They’re monsters, or they’re saints. The truth is that all cops fall somewhere in a spectrum between those two extremes. Regardless of what you think about law enforcement, most people agree that doing the job requires (or should require) a certain degree of integrity.
$1,000 per month is a major retirement income milestone, and we’re very nearly there. This month, I’m looking at five spectacular places you can live on a budget that would barely cover the rent in most US cities.
I am a pretty optimistic person. If you read this blog regularly, I think you’ll find that I’m generally focused on the positive more than dwelling on the negative. Lately, though, I have found myself struggling to maintain a completely positive outlook, as progress has been quite slow, and we’ve entered a bit of a lull on the path to FIRE.
It was a bit of a quiet month for both the blog and for us, but not for lack of progress! This month, we laid more foundation for improvements in income and net worth that we expect to pay off in the next couple of months.