Since it is important to set goals, I thought I would proclaim mine here, so you understand where I’m coming from and where I’m trying to go. Unfortunately, I am not yet at the start of my 5 year plan, but I’m getting closer every day. While I previously didn’t do any calculations to determine the feasibility of my goal, I wanted to retire early. From a fairly young age, I arbitrarily picked (guessed) age 50. I know that’s not extremely early, but it’s far earlier than most colleagues retiring around age 62 with reduced Social Security benefits or age 66 with full benefits. And it’s far younger than any one I personally know…until I found out former co-worker Jeremy from GoCurryCracker retired at age 38.
Somewhat recently, I had to completely reset all of my plans. Just about 2.5 years ago, I had a very large set-back to my plans. Continue Reading →