Category: Retiring Early

We retired when we were 45 and 50 years old. It’s been 2 years and we’re loving every minute of retirement. Follow our early retirement journey as we share what we’re learning about budgeting and spending, maintaining relationships, and keeping ourselves busy!

People say…

It’s kinda funny what we hear people say when they find out we retired at 45 and 50 years old:   You’re crazy. You’re genius. I wish I would have retired when I was your age. You’re too young. Aren’t you bored? What were you thinking? I would do anything to quit my job. I could…

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Living Debt Free

As we were thinking through the idea of retiring early, we knew one of our must-dos was to pay off debt. Thank goodness we had minimal debt to start with…so the challenge wasn’t too daunting. Over the years, we’ve watched others who retired early or were just generally good with their money and taken notes!  Here’s…

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Not your parents’ retirement!

I had never even known what a snowbird was until I met Carter.  His family had been snowbirders for decades.  His great grandparents had been escaping Pennsylvania for Florida each winter.  My first thoughts when Carter and I started talking about retiring early and becoming snowbirds were, “How did I live 45 years without knowing…

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