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One month ago I left for a mini-retirement. Here’s what happened.

“One cannot really come to appreciate one’s life, save by playing with it and hazarding it a little.”   ~ Jack London Just over a month ago we packed our bags and hit the road for Mini-Retirement #1. The trip was part vacation and part experiment as I tested out some of the things that I’ve […]

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Mini-retirement update: And the winner is…

As many of you know, I took a bit of a risk recently and committed to taking a mini-retirement sometime before the end of next year.  I say “risk” because I hadn’t talked to either my wife or my boss before I wrote this post, but sometimes ready, fire, aim is the best approach. Since […]

On the road again…

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go.  But no matter, the road is life.”  ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road July has been a quiet month here at Intentional Retirement because I’m spending much of it on the road.  We just returned from a family trip to Colorado […]

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Why you need a vacation

It may seem counterintuitive, but spending your money can help you be a better saver.  Let me show you what I mean. How successful would Olympians be if the Olympics were held every 40 years instead of every 4?  Not very, right?  Most athletes would burn out long before they made it to the actual […]

The glass is half full

I received an email the other day from a friend who had just finished reading an article of mine in the newspaper.  His email said: “I awoke this morning feeling at peace with my future; thinking I had everything under control and that my family’s needs were completely taken care of.  Then I read your […]