Finding Renewed Purpose In Retirement

Finding Renewed Purpose In Retirement

Author: Mike @ Freedom101 As early as I can remember adults would ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I understandably had no idea how I wanted to serve my life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25-35 years, so I would often structure my response in the form of [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What’s This Thing Called Cryonics? Part 5 of 5 : Can I Live Forever?

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What’s This Thing Called Cryonics? Part 5 of 5 : Can I Live Forever?

We've arrived at our final instalment in the Early Retirement series! If you are just joining in, take a look back at Part 1, to see the full picture of how you can better prepare for your transition to ER. If' you've been following along - today is where we take a hard left turn [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now How Can I Make This Last? Part 4 of 5: Investing In Our Lifespan

So I’ve Retired Early – Now How Can I Make This Last? Part 4 of 5: Investing In Our Lifespan

The second to last post in this series is all about making sure your front end work has been worthwhile. If you've spent years side hustling, investing, and delaying gratification, you definitely want to enjoy every possible moment of your well-earned "retired" life (regardless of whether or not you fully retire). Forget the golden years, [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now Where Did All My Friends Go? Part 3 of 5: The Relationship Hurdle

So I’ve Retired Early – Now Where Did All My Friends Go? Part 3 of 5: The Relationship Hurdle

Welcome to part 3 of our retirement series, where we're diving into the wonderful world of friendships, and how they are most certainly not exempt from the multi-faceted impacts of retiring. There is study after study after study documenting just how important friendships are in terms of a person's happiness. Healthy friendships give us a [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What Do I Do With All My Time?? Part 2 of 5: Routine vs. The Anti-Routine

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What Do I Do With All My Time?? Part 2 of 5: Routine vs. The Anti-Routine

"So what do you do with all your free time!? Don't you get bored?" This is my second favourite (albeit a combo) question that people ask us now that we are "retired". When people ask this question, I feel like it underscores the misconceptions surrounding the pursuit of Financial Freedom, and early "retirement" as a whole. [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What? Part 1 of 5: The Paradox of FIRE

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What? Part 1 of 5: The Paradox of FIRE

I've decided to dedicate the month of April to writing about post-retirement and some of the interesting lessons we've learned venturing into this chapter of our lives. While early retirement is definitely the cat's meow - like everything in life, it comes with its own unique demands and challenges. We'll delve into some of those [...]

The 30 Day Challenge: How Did We Do?

The 30 Day Challenge: How Did We Do?

Just over a month ago we started our 30 day challenge to stay Starbucks free. As a self-professed Starbucks addict who, for the past several years (*ahem*... decades), has rarely missed a day of picking up my Venti Decafe Americano with coconut milk, one would think this challenge would have been..........well....challenging! But instead, what I [...]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Owning a Tesla

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Owning a Tesla

*Disclaimer: In no way, shape or form should this post be construed as us complaining about the opportunity to own a Tesla. It is merely a reflection on our experience in making this type of financial decision, as well our experience of the highs and lows of the vehicle itself. It is intended for the [...]