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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August 2021 July 2021 Dividend Income And Expenses Hiking The Snoqualmie Tunnel   July 2021 My No-Hype Review Of: Richer,

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Homemade Jerky Time!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post about snack foods.  Over the years, I’ve written a number of different blog posts about making snack foods, but for some reason I haven’t written a new one in years.

Go figure!

In the past, I’ve written about the low-cost snacking wonder that is popcorn, and how incredibly good DIY salsa can be.  Both are great snacks that can be healthy and ultra affordable… as long as you skip the over-priced commercial products…

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Scary Financial Monsters That Really Exist

It’s that time of year again.  When the days grow darker, and colder.  The sun barely breaks the horizon, and the creatures of the night begin to emerge more frequently.  The ghouls, zombies, mummies, and witches (not to mention a few superheroes) begin to stalk our suburban neighborhoods.

Going door to door, they’re looking to give a good scare in exchange for some delicious free candy…

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The Onus Of Control

Imagine for a moment, you walk into a room filled with money nerds.  All eyes in the room are on you, because you’re giving a presentation on personal finance.  With sweaty palms you step up the podium and do a quick mike-check:

“One million.  Two million.  Three million.  Can everyone hear me OK?”

Those pleasantries completed, you begin with your opening line…

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