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.

10 Apr 2017

I'm not sure that I should be setting targets.  After all, surely one of the benefits of leaving the corporate world is to escape from chasing a bunch of targets, plus the luxury to do things as you want, when you want.  On the other hand, I do believe in having a purp...

10 Mar 2017

I'm counting this as our first ski trip - that's certainly true for Sally, and close enough for me given that my previous ski trip was 30 years ago.  As I frequently can't remember what I did last week, 30 years ago surely can't count.

So,...

30 Jan 2017

I've enjoyed today.  It's not that anything remarkable has happened, but that I've just done some simple things that I wouldn't have done if I was working, and I've enjoyed them. 

I got a few personal admin chores out of the way, then used YouTube to start to learn...

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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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