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Chapter 1. A Short History How did we retire in
1991 at the age of 38? It seems so long ago...
Chapter 3. Is ER Right For You? Quit my
job? Believe it or not, some people never wish to retire from the workforce.
Having a blank calendar in front of them is...
Chapter 6. It's a Lifestyle It's a way of life.
Some people have the impression that retirement is a permanent vacation with
one exciting thing after another, one power packed event after the next. Their
idea is that the first morning of retirement, one gets up and there are no
worries, no pulls on their time, no stress. In our opinion,...
Chapter 12. Where to Start "Sounds great. Where do
I start? How do I do this?"...
Chapter 15. Advantages of Simplicity "If I just
had more time." Working peopleís lives are often overfilled, trying to cram
living in between working 40-60 hours a week. For example, there is...
Chapter 18. Money and You Life is not free. The
best things in life might be free, but, obviously,...
Chapter 19. Money Management It's not rocket
science. Getting your fiscal house in order for...
Chapter 26. Medical Care It's the first
question. Right after someone learns that we are Early Retirees, conversation
over healthcare coverage is...
Chapter 28. Guys and Gals are different. We can be
partners, lovers, and friends, but no matter how we square things, males and
females look at the world through separate lenses. How we approach this
Chapter 30. Freedom It's our driving force. A
significant value that we both share in life is personal freedom. Financial
independence is just...
Chapter 32. The Fear Chapter It's everyone's
nightmare: watching retirement assets vanish in a bear market. Many of you will
Chapter 34. Confidence Builders They apparently
come out of nowhere. Periods of self doubt will occur cyclically, and it's best
Chapter 3. Reflections on Retirement Retirement is
not static. It's an energizing goal, but not the...
Final Thoughts. Throughout our book, we have
discussed how we invest our portfolio, monitor and track our spending, deal
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Table of Contents
One: How It All Began
- A Short History
- Why We Retired Early
- Is Early Retirement for You?
- Emotional Component of Retirement
- As a Young Boy
Two: It's a Lifestyle, Not a Vacation
- It's a Lifestyle Not a Vacation
- 'Worry-Free' Housing
- Housing Adventures
- Food Adventurers
- Our Food Secrets and How To's
- Travel and Transport
- Where to Start?
- Track Spending
- How Much Is Enough?
- Advantages of Simplicity
- Putting Simplicity into Practice
- Spending Choices
- Money Mindsets
- Money Management
20 - The RV Lifestyle
- Living Abroad
- Perpetual Traveler
- Journeying Through Life
- Out of Practice
Five: Weighty Considerations
- Medical Care
- Health Care Options
- Guys & Gals
- Peer Pressure
- Once Retired, Opportunities Arrive
Strengthening Your Retirement
- The Fear Chapter
- Having the Courage to Change
- Confidence Builders
- Reflections on Retirement
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Note about the authors:
French Cooking with a passion working at the 3 Star, Celestial Restaurant as
well as La Maisonette, a 5 star restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio. At the age of 27
he purchased his own restaurant, Lutherís, in Santa Cruz, California in 1979.
Billy is a regular
contributor to The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement Newsletter. He
has been featured in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and
His personal retirement
story was also featured in Bob Clyatt's book, Work Less, Live More
as an example of retirees on the move and The Gone Fishiní Portfolio
by Alexander Green.
His hobbies include: world
travel, fine cuisine, photography, coaching sports, playing tennis, being in
nature, outdoor activities, and the world of finance.
Purchased Lutherís, a 46 seat
restaurant located in Santa Cruz, California in 1979, and ran the restaurant for
10 years. She was active in the local school work programs and spoke at the
local schools on Career Day about employment in the service industry. She also
freelanced for the local newspapers The Santa Cruz Sentinel, and
The Good Times.
Akaisha speaks for
International Living, a travel magazine and is a regular contributor to
The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement Newsletter. She has been
featured in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and
Her hobbies include: world
travel, fine cuisine, textile art, photography, playing tennis, being in nature
and outdoor activities, writing, reading and studying world religions.