Updates: April 7 – 13

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Do you ever have the feeling that you don’t know where the time went? For the past year, I’ve been planning a conference in New Zealand and this week is the week I actually leave! Things have been so busy, but in the way that time speeds up because you’re getting so much done. I’m looking forward to the trip – I travelled to New Zealand with my family when I was 11 and...

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This is strange…but good

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So a strange thing happened to me. For the longest time, I didn’t work very hard.  I was in academia and learned very quickly that as a paid employee working in research, it didn’t matter how hard you worked.  No one cared and you’ll still get your pension and your yearly raise.  So I spent a lot of my “work” time on my hobbies, my blogs and learning things that interested...

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My plan for early retirement

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James blogs at Free in Ten Years where he documents his path to an early retirement. He is planning to retire at 38 by saving 75% of his income by being a frugal machine. He blogs about money saving ideas, investing and avoiding consumerism. I am planning to be retired from paid work within ten years; on or before my 38th birthday. I have an average income for my country and started this process with...

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Our early retirement plan

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For Brian and I, the big motivator for working hard, paying off our debts and savings gobs of money is the allure of early retirement. Who wants to work forever? I’d rather take advantage of free haircuts, cheap homecooked meals, and even free tax software and put my money to better uses. Sure, there are people who apparently love their jobs so much that they never want to stop, but for us, we...

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