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“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”

“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”

  A long while back, a reader wrote: "Hey, Nords, any chance you'll do a summary post about your FIRE history? I'm really interested to hear how your net worth and income have gone up."   Life is good: my spouse and I recently pulled off an epic seven-week "slow travel" Mainland trip on military ...

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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

    We spent another Memorial Day weekend at the Rainbow Lodge in the bustling megalopolis of North Bend, WA. (Snarkasm! It's a lovely little town.) This was my second Camp Mustache, and they just keep getting better. Unlike last year's chilly rainy mosh pit, this year's Seattle-area weather was ...

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“What, me worry?”

“What, me worry?”

(I know, I know, that title reference may be a bit historical for some of you. Here's the link. ) WordPress, this blog's host, has been running a "PostADay2011" promotion with daily thought-provoking inspirational questions. The kickstarter for Tuesday 28 June was "What have you feared that turned out to be much ...

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Dealing with “retiree guilt”

Dealing with “retiree guilt”

  "Retiree guilt"?!? I don't remember that subject being raised at any of the transition seminars. However the early-retirement discussion boards are full of this unexpected speed bump. It can be an especially surprising source of stress in families. It's the retiree's equivalent of survivor guilt. Instead ...

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Retirement:  don’t recreate your old environment

Retirement: don’t recreate your old environment

Retirement is a great opportunity to make new lifestyle choices, but proceed with caution. Most people are comfortable with the habits they've developed over the years, and upheaval for its own sake can be more disruptive than beneficial. Family and friends may also be slow to embrace major changes, especially if ...

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Recommended Reading section has been posted

Recommended Reading section has been posted

No blog post today, folks. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! There's still enough new material here to keep you busy over the weekend.  I recently put up the book's "Recommended Reading" list. (See that tab up there at the top of the blog, the one that says "Recommended Reading"?) Tell me what you like, what you don't ...

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