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CampFI And Camp Mustache Are Worth Your Time (And Money)
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CampFI And Camp Mustache Are Worth Your Time (And Money)

It’s that time of year again: people are looking at meetup dates and their travel budgets. They’re wondering why in the world anyone would want to spend hundreds of dollars to talk about financial independence. You’re not the only person wondering about the value. Whenever someone recommends Camp ...

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“Hey, Nords: How’s Your Net Worth?!?”
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“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 flights. (I'll ...

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Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)
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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?”
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“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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Volunteering for Charity or Neighbors
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Volunteering for Charity or Neighbors

New retirees have the time to sort out their options and settle into their new lifestyle, but they're still learning how they want to spend that time.  It can take a few months to feel their way into a new routine with new activities.  However, many charities and non-profit organizations have become experts at ...

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Dealing with “retiree guilt”
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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
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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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