It was over 5 years ago that Tim requested applications for guest writers on this site (my very first post is here). At that time, I had been reading this blog for over a year or so and thought that maybe people would like to read about my story. Now, I’m approximately 1/3rd of the way through my 15-year retirement plan, with a paid off house and investments that are starting to trickle additional income to our household (although at a much slower rate than I would like).
I want thank Tim for the opportunity to have a place for some of my (hopefully) interesting thoughts and viewpoints somewhere. My wife is thankful as well, otherwise she would have been my entire audience over the past five years, and gotten the brunt of my excited and sometimes uninformed rants on personal finance matters (she still gets to hear A LOT about non personal finance stuff).
I also wanted to thank all of you for engaging me in conversation over my early retirement plans. Talking about early retirement and financial independence is usually not something that’s brought up in most of my daily conversations. Having a place to be able to discuss my ideas with like-minded individuals is much appreciated.
And Now The Good News!
Maybe you’d like to see how my story goes over the next few years? One thing about the Internet that is somewhat distressing to me, is that people who I have either been reading in blogs, watching on YouTube, or listening to on podcasts, just abruptly disappears. Rather than just disappearing, I have decided to set up my own website / blog to continue my online story. For anyone who is interested, please follow me / add me to your RSS feed here:
On my new site, I plan on writing a couple of posts per week, similar to what I have been doing here for the past 5 years (approximately 275 posts!). I would guess that I will be getting into more of the investing side of my early retirement plan, as that’s basically what I’m doing with the vast majority of my available funds for the next decade.
Thank you again, I hope to talk to you all soon!