Category: Value Your Time

Plan Your Dreams: 11 Guidelines for Building a Financial Plan for the Life You Want

So much that is written about retirement planning is about rates of return, inflation, savings thresholds, tax mitigation, budgeting, asset allocations, and other relatively dry and often somewhat stressful topics. However, most people care about their finances and planning for retirement because they have a dream for their future. It is important to remember that…

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11 Bold Fun Tips to Help You Plan and Enjoy Retirement: Make it Awesomely Satisfying!

An enjoyable retirement is the goal, right? You work your whole life and hopefully create and follow a plan so that you can kick back and do what you want to do when the time comes. Well, a recent survey from Nationwide suggests that all is not going according to plan for many retirees. The…

Podcast: Alan Donegan — Journey to FI and Starting Companies

Episode 45 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Alan Donegan — founder of PopUp Business School and host of the Rebel Entrepreneur with ChooseFi — and discusses Donegan’s own journey to financial independence and the people that he’s met along the way. They also go in-depth on how to start a business. Spoiler:…

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10 Retirement Investments That Don’t Involve Stocks, Bonds, or Other Financial Products

Investing in ourselves doesn’t need to involve money. In fact, many of the best retirement investments do not involve greenbacks at all. Instead, they are investments that make the fullest use of our time, allow us to spend precious moments with the people we love, and enable us to focus on those things that make…

Podcast: Scott Rieckens — Playing with FIRE

Episode 34 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Scott Rieckens — two-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker and F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence, Retire Early) enthusiast. Steve and Scott discuss Riecken’s new documentary: Playing with FIRE. Scott and his family have made huge changes in their lives in order to get on track for FIRE. This is their…

Retired, Abruptly: Here Are the Lessons I Learned

This piece comes from Scott Allen who is now five years into enjoying his retirement and pursuing more active work and service opportunities. My retirement did not go according to plan.“Involuntarily separated from the organization” was the official, legal term for my then, current, employment situation. “Smoked, like a Hormel canned ham” was how my…

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