I Retired Young

What I do, and what it costs

I retired young, and so far it's been great.

I was 47 years old, had fallen out of love with my job, so I quit. That was a scary decision - I didn't know how much it would cost to live or what I would do with my extra free time. 

Because I struggled to find answers to these questions, I  decided to blog about  my journey to financial freedom and my early retirement experience. I hope it may help others in a similar situation.

My posts set out my monthly costs, the decisions and choices that helped me achieve financial freedom and early retirement, and some of what my retired early life looks like - what I do during my old working hours. There's probably some other nonsense thrown in as well, so apologies for that!

At the end of the day, I'm just a pretty average guy. That's good news, because I figure that if I can do it, then probably you can too, if that's your dream.

29 Mar 2017

I recently went for a run with my friend FJ.  We chatted as we ran, and had similar thoughts on various issues concerning this strange world in which we live.  But there was one area where we differed - FJ said that he wanted to earn US$1 million a year while I said th...

24 Jan 2017

Bonjour, ça va?  That's nearly all the French that I know!  But one of the benefits of not working is that it gives me time to do other things, new things.  At the moment, it feels like becoming proficient in a foreign language is an impossible dream, but I'm going to...

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About Me

I think I'm a normal kind of guy, although I've perhaps had a slightly non-typical life in some respects.  I'm from the UK, 47 years old, married to Sally and with two

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