Progress Update – 11/22/16

If you’re new to ExitYoung.com, Welcome!  We’re only a few months since The Revelation, deciding on The Mission, and starting this site.  This is our third monthly progress update with many more to come.  We also post regularly about the journey, personal finance, and miscellaneous musings in the Posts section. On to the details…. Our third update shows us mostly up after an election result that promised an immediate and dramatic drop.  The experts were certainly wrong on that as the major market […]

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Christmas on F.I.R.E.

Since we’ve set our goals we’ve gotten more aggressive in our saving and much more thoughtful about our spending.  This has got me pondering about how much money is wasted at Christmas time.  Can we rethink holiday spending the same way we have about spending and retirement. Receiving I don’t know about you but I would say somewhere between 1 and most of the gifts I get each year are not a good use of money.  Either its something I […]

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Trump v. Early Retirement

It’s been quite an eventful week since the U.S. election of Donald Trump.  I’m not going to get into my preference of candidate because no one cares and I don’t want to take away from the purpose of this site or post.  What I did want to do is take another look at the concerns I had pre-election and the realities since then.  For simplicity I’ll include my original thoughts and tack on from there. Health Care – thoughts pre-election […]

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The Election, Early Retirement, and Escaping Swing State Ads

Its finally election day in the United States.  I personally am happy that its over for better or for worse.  I live in a swing state and I’m pretty sure that I can recite some of the ads verbatim.  That said I have been musing about how this election cycle and the eventual outcome can and likely will impact our Early Retirement goals.  I’m not going to get into politics or my vote, just some thoughts on potential impacts to our […]

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