Angry Phone Rant

OK, today is going to be an angry rant day … as opposed to the less-angry ranting I usually do.

Bear with me for a moment … I need to get something off my chest.

I want to talk about smartphones. In the last 10 years, smartphones have become incredibly ingrained in our our daily lives. You’d no sooner leave the house without your phone as you would your house keys.

The smartphone provides essential functionality for our modern lives all in one handy package…

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Essential Skills For Early Retirement: Self Motivation

Have you ever read a job description that describes a perfect candidate as, “A self-motivated go-getter with a can-do attitude…” (Or something to that effect)?

I bet you have. The phrase is so ridiculously common that it can be found on every single job description in the world (if my quick informal survey is to be trusted).

I’m sure every single one of those jobs wants that mythical unicorn “go-getter”, but most of those “go-getters” are only motivated to do well at work…

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Essential Skills For Early Retirement: A Thick Skin

In this multi-part series we’re looking at Essential Skills for Early Retirement. The focus of this series is what happens after Financial Independence, and what are the skills are needed for a successful early retirement.

This time around, I’m going to discuss the not-so-pretty side of retirement, and why every early retiree needs to develop a thick skin. The thicker the better…

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