Three Key Actions That Enabled My Early Retirement

Today I had a post published at Doughroller.net, “How I Achieved FI At Age 40”. I shared three key actions that allowed me to recently quit my job to pursue the next phase in my life.

I encourage you all to give it a read. You will not find typical early retirement advice like save a large percentage of your income, max out your 401(k), or invest in low cost index funds. This technical advice is important and true, but kind of common knowledge if you read this blog and others like it in the FIRE world. Instead, I dive into details of my personal story and share how I got started and then conquered fears, doubts, and bumps in the road.

You’ll have to click over to Doughroller to read the entire article. I hope you enjoy and always love to hear your thoughts and feedback.

6 comments on Three Key Actions That Enabled My Early Retirement

  1. Nice article, and thanks for the mention! I found blogging and connecting with other like-minded people helped me overcome some of my own fears and insecurities about our FIRE plan. Even though that plan got changed to a Lifestyle Change type of plan, it would have taken way longer to come around to that idea if it hadn’t been for immersing myself into the personal finance blog world. That let me see that everyone has a pretty unique plan, and we needed to find ours.

    1. No problem. Your FFLC post was one of the biggest influences of anything we’ve read on our planning. Glad to share.

      Agree 100% about the importance of flooding my mind with different ideas from the FIRE community rather than the standard narrative that most people follow.

  2. Nice article. I am happy to discover this quote

    Seth Godin has a great quote: “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” I chose to apply this idea to retirement planning.

    1. It is from the book “tribes”. Kind of a weird book and writing style, but had a couple of great quotes and concepts that really made me think. Agree that quote was my favorite that really resonated.

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