What Does ‘Early Retirement’ Mean to You?

Jacob from Early Retirement Extreme and Mr. Money Mustache from Mr. Money Mustache have recently been talking about the “Internet retirement police”, self-appointed folk who call out bloggers for calling themselves retired, when, according to these people, their lifestyle doesn’t fit into the pre-approved notions of what they consider to be “early retirement”, or just plain ol’ “retirement” in… [Read More]

What Does It Take to Emotionally Succeed as an Entrepreneur? Here’s What I’ve Learned, One Year After Quitting My Job and Taking the Leap of Faith

Snowboarder in Tannheim, Austria. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snowboarder_in_flight_(Tannheim,_Austria).jpg

[We recently experienced a complete data loss on Invest It Wisely, wiping out our posts and recent comments; we apologize if your comment was lost, and also for the multiple reposts! Thankfully, Code Garage and WP-DBManager saved our butts and we were able to recover data from February 1st. If you run a WordPress site… [Read More]

401k Loan or Withdrawal? The Pros and Cons


Times have been tough in the past few years. Unemployment has been high, home prices have fallen, and it has been harder to qualify for loans with reasonable interest rates. If you have high interest credit card debt, need to cover a major medical expense, or make a large purchase, using money in your 401k… [Read More]

Living to 100 and Beyond: Building an Infinite Portfolio


This is the fourth and final post in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on June 12, 2010. Traditional retirement planning is made with one main assumption in mind: after you retire, you will only live a couple of decades at most, and you will be… [Read More]

Living to 100 and Beyond: Building Your Portfolio


This is the third in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on June 1, 2010. In my last post on this series, I took a look into a possible future where lifespans extend out to one hundred and beyond, and the possible changes that will affect… [Read More]