Category Archives for Financial Independence

3 Months Post-Fired: Can’t Stop the Happiness!

Three months after being fired, I’ve experienced a new “high.” Not only has my net worth increased, I’ve created a new business that I am passionate about and have experienced unprecedented levels of freedom and happiness.

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The Secret Relationship Between Time and Happiness

Time management tools, the science of timing, and understanding the tradeoff between time and money can lead to real happiness.

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5 Things I Didn’t Expect after Being Fired

Being fired isn’t so horrible if you’ve reached a stage of financial security. But 5 things in particular have surprised me.

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Top 10 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment

Do you know the signs of a toxic work environment? Ironically, that toxicity has prompted some people to save as much money as fast as they can to escape the workplace.

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From Semi-Retired to Entrepreneur…and Blogging from the Islands

What’s so great about blogging? You can do it from anywhere! This week I am enjoying quality island time with my sisters and feeling great about my transition from semi-retired to entrepreneur.

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Hello, this is the Universe Speaking…Take a Chance!

How do you deal with big changes in your life? You can learn a lot from the Change Cycle. And stop and listen to the Universe…it might have the answers you’ve been seeking!

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Fired in my Fifties: The 3 Best and Worst Moves that Determined my Fate

Will you be financially secure if you are fired in your 50s? In hindsight, I made 3 terrific moves that put me on solid financial ground, but I also made some bad moves that I wish I could do over.

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Money Roundup for April 2018

Here’s my first money roundup, describing my efforts to create income and minimize expenses to make my money last. Let’s see how this turns out!

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Dreaming and Scheming as the New Reality Sets In

The second week of my new semi-retired life was crazily busy! I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and can’t wait to create my future.

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Smiling on a Monday Morning: A Recap of Week 1 of Semi-Retirement

What happens after your career comes to a crushing end? Expect week one to be a tumultuous ride on the emotional rollercoaster.

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Surprise! Early Retirement is Here…Kinda…Sorta

What happens when you lose your job in your 50s? If you’ve prepared well, you can enter the world of S-FIRE (Semi-Financially Independent and Retired Early).

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Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods

Meet the Frugalwoods is a memoir by Elizabeth Willard Thames, who embraces a frugal lifestyle and shuns consumerist society. While the book offers inspiration for those who want to abandon the world of cubicles, it’s missing the details that would guide readers to embark on their own journey of financial independence.

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