Years ago, I wrote weekly round-up where I highlighted articles from friends in the blogosphere. Each of those friends have moved on from blogging to do different things. Some became great BBQ chefs and others became real estate moguls.
Over the last 6 months, I’ve noticed there are a lot of new bloggers interested in financial independence and retiring early (aka FIRE). That brings me back to my roots as my original goal for this blog was to explore ways to retire at the same time as my wife. She’s eligible to retire with her military pension at age 43. I didn’t want to be working another 22 years after her.
Every week, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite articles from some of these great blogs. So let’s dig in:
- Tawcan’s Guest Post via Physician on Fire
- The Power of a Low Income in Early Retirement
- How to Fund Your Early Retirement
Why not kick this off with a double FIRE bloggers? FIRE blogger Physician on Fire posted a guest post from Tawcan. This gives you a great introduction to two FIRE bloggers. I recommend adding Adding Tawcan to your daily reads.
This comes from Our Next Life who is one of my new favorite bloggers in the last few months. She can get into the weeds with some complex financial topics at times. I’m envious of her ability to use graphs and images to walk readers though the math and concepts.
This article focuses on the advantages of keeping a low income in early retirement. Typically one thinks of low-income negatively, but under the right circumstances it can be positive.
Interested in learning how to retire early? Of course, who isn’t?!?! Joe from Retire by 40 gives a detailed article about how he’s funding his early retirement. My favorite tip in this article is how he plans to withdraw contributions from his Roth IRA. Those contributions can be withdrawn penalty-free.
This should be enough reading for a Sunday. If you’re looking for more, regular readers of Lazy Man and Money may appreciate tonight’s episode of John Oliver.