So I’m Not Actually Retired Anymore

not actually retired anymore
Me hanging out in Mexico City last January. All the while secretly plotting my return to the workforce

Sorry for not posting in a while. I’ve been really busy working on my random and unexpectedly successful startup Student Loan Planner, LLC. While I fully planned on being retired for the foreseeable future when I started Millennial Moola, I discovered something most folks do when they hit their mid-70s: retirement can be boring. I guess I’m not actually retired anymore. Continue reading “So I’m Not Actually Retired Anymore”

How Much Money Is Enough to Walk Away?

enough to walk awayJohn Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, wrote an interesting book a few years back called Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
In it, he talks about how he accidentally returned about $50 billion back to Vanguard shareholders by making the company a mutually owned business rather than a privately held business like Fidelity. Instead of $50 billion, he’s only worth about $50 million. That’s the first time I was confronted with the thought of how much is enough to walk away.  Continue reading “How Much Money Is Enough to Walk Away?”

A Dank Basement Enabled Me to Retire at 25

dank basementPeople really want to know what I’m doing with my life when they find out I retired early at 25. They assume I must have had a high powered job and made gobs of money. After all, that’s the only way someone could possibly afford to walk away from it all in this still tenuous economy. In fact, I have to give a special thanks to my dank basement. Without it, I would still be sitting at a cubicle. Continue reading “A Dank Basement Enabled Me to Retire at 25”