The trouble with consumerism – spending

Need I say more?   When you’re in a place where you know that piddling money away on trivial things is a problem, you face a sort of cognitive dissonance – an inability to reconcile two things: what you know you need to do, and what you simply want to do. A true dilemma. One Read more about The trouble with consumerism – spending[…]

Evaluating the current state of affairs

  So it comes to this, always to this. In order to get where you want to go, you must first know where you are. I know that, in general terms, we spend less as a family than we earn in income. I know this because we’re able to grow our savings accounts each month Read more about Evaluating the current state of affairs[…]

The first day of the rest of my life!

So there I was, sitting at the office in my 8-5 desk job, pondering how likely it was that I would be able to retire before 60 when it struck me – why should I wait? Why can’t I retire before 50? What are the barriers for such a move, and how can I develop a plan to overcome those and reach the, albeit ambitious, goal of not having to hold down a job?

While the plan is not yet fully formed, I already have a number of things in mind to help me quickly exit the rat race. But first, maybe a little background. […]