5 Things We Learned in Our 2nd Year of Early Retirement

1 It’s a marathon, not a sprint When we first retired, we felt like we needed to cross off all of our bucket list items as fast as we could.  We’re not sure if we thought we’d run out of time or we’d want/need to go back to work, but it just felt like we … Continue reading 5 Things We Learned in Our 2nd Year of Early Retirement

How long can we put off drafting our wills?

Q: How long can we put off drafting our wills? A: 6+ years. 😊 Our financial advisor asked us to draft our wills when we got married almost 7 years ago.  We kept putting it off and putting it off and putting it off.  Well, I guess it took a global pandemic for us to … Continue reading How long can we put off drafting our wills?

5 very practical lessons we learned in our first year of early retirement

As our first year of retirement came to a close, we set down to talk about what went well, what didn't meet expectations, and lessons we learned along the way.  Here are 5 of the more practical things we learned about ourselves and living life as early retirees. 1 We’re starting to sound more and … Continue reading 5 very practical lessons we learned in our first year of early retirement

Pure Torture: Helping Our Parents With Technology

Did reading the title of this post make you cringe just a little?  Us too!  When my dad was getting ready to retire, his employer introduced email.  Actually, it wasn’t even called email at that point.  His employer called it “the DG” and it had read receipts for every message.  That meant when his boss … Continue reading Pure Torture: Helping Our Parents With Technology

4 things we wish we would have done before we retired early

There are times when we think we’ve done a really great job of setting ourselves up for early retirement.  And, there are other times when we fully acknowledge there are soooooo many things we wish we would have done much earlier in life.  We realize hindsight is 20/20, and here are 4 things we wish … Continue reading 4 things we wish we would have done before we retired early