Each week I’m going to try to put together a list of 3-5 great blog posts I’ve read from other personal finance bloggers. These posts are a collection of things I find interesting and thought-provoking, and if you like the content I’m posting I’d encourage you to check out some of the posts in this list. There are many more posts I recommend throughout the week on Twitter – if you aren’t following me yet, please head over there and give me a Follow or follow me on Facebook.
Chris Reining retired at 35. He was done with the traditional work environment and decided he wanted more out of his life. But just because you’re still stuck at the grind doesn’t mean it’s all for naught. Like Chris says, we all have 16 [waking] hours of the day, and sometimes you need to do what you hate to do what you love.
Chris at Keep Thrifty is a huge proponent of a mini-retirement. Basically exactly what it sounds like, just a short break from working life in the “middle” of your career. These mini-retirements help to keep you energized and let you enjoy the fruits of your labor while you’ve got your good health on your side. And he’s got some recommendations on the best things to think about in order to prepare for a successful one.
Ever think about retiring at 65? Joe at Retire by 40 has some tough first-hand experience as to why that’s a bad idea. Based on the name of the blog, I’m guessing he recommends something closer to 40 🙂 And for good reason, too. Suze Orman recently was quoted as saying people should work till 70, but I’m guessing that if you’re reading my blog or Joe’s, that’s not exactly your cup of tea.
That’s it for this week! If you have a blog that I might not know about, let me know in the comments!