Tag Archives: Personal Strengthening

STRESS: the one thing you WANT to leave behind when traveling

Abigail and I were traveling to Sicily to visit a friend for 8 days. We couldn’t be more excited! When we arrived, our bags didn’t. Not one of them. Continue reading

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Honor, Respect and a Purple Eggplant

All the hotels I could afford were locked tight and my only option was to beg and bribe a watchman to let me stay in the stairwell behind iron gates. Continue reading

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How I Created My Location Independent Lifestyle

Less than three years later, at 36, I retired from the law. Our savings hit our magic number. We took the risk, sold everything, including our beloved Mini Cooper, and left the US. Continue reading

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Thinking of Volunteering on Your Trip to Thailand? Start Here!

Using these tips to prepare to volunteer in Thailand will ensure that you make the most out of your time in Thailand while having an amazing, life-changing experience. Continue reading

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At Age 28, He Has a Decade of Savings

I’m 28 years old. I’ve been saving for retirement since I was around 18. I happened to find your “20 Questions – We are Frequently Asked” and this was very helpful for me. Continue reading

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Get Out of Debt Using “Loan Forgiveness” Programs

SoYouWanna pay off your student loans? Consider Wiping Out Your Loans With Some Do-Gooding. Continue reading

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I’m Not Yet 30 and Working on Retirement

Things are going well. I’m very happy that I found you when I was 25 and when I was not very happy about my job or my life. Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes to Newfound Freedom

Sometimes retirement doesn’t come in a neat package – it can be thrust upon us in the disguise of uncomfortable circumstances. This is what has happened to you and we invite you to look at this as a great opportunity to reinvent yourself. Continue reading

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The Power of Having a Plan

I am so happy the day I ran across your blog, I don’t even remember how that happened, but I have been a faithful reader ever since. Continue reading

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A Reader’s Comments on Retirement in Tatters

I too read the Joe Nocera article in the New York Times. It was surely bleak, and frightened a great many people. Your take on the article was quite unusual. Continue reading

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