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Early Retirement Blogs for EveryoneIt’s Memorial Day in the United States, the unofficial start of the summer, and the weather is gorgeous in Portland! Actually, it’s a bit hot this weekend at 83 degrees Fahrenheit. We had such a wet and cold winter so the change is pretty jarring. I was thinking that the ideal retirement location should be 75 degrees year round. Does anyone know a place like that? Anyway, we have been enjoying the warmer weather and had a great time at our building’s pool. Unfortunately, RB40Jr caught a cold from school and he has to take it easy this weekend. We’re staying home, watching movies, playing games, and having a BBQ. That’s plenty to fun already.

When I was working fulltime, I used to really look forward to Memorial Day for many reasons.

  • The last time US workers had a 3 day weekend was way back in February on President’s Day.
  • Memorial Day usually signals the start of good weather in Portland. The long drizzly days of Fall, Winter, and Spring are mostly behind us!
  • The first big firework display of the year at the waterfront park.
  • It’s time to dust off the BBQ grill! Luckily, the propane tank ran out last week so I had time to get it filled up.
  • Let’s go camping, not! We went camping on Memorial Day in 2007 and it rained the whole weekend. Now we wait until after the 4th of July to even consider camping.

I’m also a little sick so I’m taking it easy this weekend along with RB40Jr. I’m retired after all and I’m entitled to goof off once in a while, right? That’s why I’m sharing our Early Retirement Blogs list today. I added a few new sites to the list. Check them out if you haven’t yet. But before that, I’ll share my easy BBQ ribs recipe with you.

* Please remember Memorial Day is meant to honor men and women who died in service of our country. I never served in the military and I’m grateful for all the men and women who take on that burden.

Joe’s Memorial Day BBQ ribs

  • Get baby back ribs (around $10-$15 per rack) from the store.
  • Put on some dry rub
    • Dry rub – brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, and whatever else you’d like to try, such as chili powder, mustard powder, etc…
    • Remove the “silver skin” from the back of the ribs and massage the dry rub into them. Cover and leave them in the fridge overnight.

Memorial Day BBQ ribs

  • Cook in the oven first
    • Put ribs in a roasting pan and cover with foil.
    • Bake for 90 minutes at 300 degrees. This depends on how tender you like your ribs. Longer at lower temperature will make the ribs more tender. 4 hours at 200 degrees would be fall-off-the-bone tender. It depends on the size as well, but once the meat pulled away from the bones, it’s ready to go on the grill.

Memorial Day BBQ

  • Grill ’em
    • Set up your grill for indirect heat. Use wood chips here if you’d like some smoky flavor.
    • Close the grill and cook on low for about 20 minutes.
    • Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce and cook for 5 more minutes. Repeat this once more if you like BBQ sauce.

Memorial Day BBQ

  • Chow time!

Memorial Day BBQ ribs

    • It’s eating time!
    • I almost forgot. Watch some sports while the ribs are cooking and put your partner in charge of greens, potato salad, beans, corn, and the rest of the sides. 😉 Yumm…

Memorial Day Weekend BBQ ribs

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone

Okay, if you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of early retirement blogs. I used to be addicted to personal finance blogs when I was working full time because I was stuck in front of the computer all day. It was easy to take short beaks here and there to catch up on the blogs.

Now that I’m a stay at home dad/blogger, I can’t keep up with all the blogs anymore. I still spend a few hours a day on the computer, but I’d be working on ossite and don’t have a chance to browse around that much. Anyway, I thought I’d compile a list of early retirement blogs so you can read your fill while you’re stuck in a cubicle (or waiting for the BBQ to cook at home.) There are a lot more early retirement blogs than when I started in 2010 so I’m sure you will find a few that speak to you. Enjoy!

*My guide on How to Start a Blog and Why You Should. Everyone should have a blog. It’s a great way to build your brand and improve you writing. You could even make some extra income if you’re lucky.

Here are a few sites I want to highlight. Check them out.

  • ESI Money – ESI is a 50-something retiree. Earning, Saving, and Investing are the three steps to financial independence.
  • Freedom is Groovy – Mr. & Mrs. Groovy retired in October 2016 and teamed up to write a great blog. Check them out!
  • The Tepid Tamale – The Tepid Tamale is in the middle of life, trying to do it right. But, boy does he have a lot of questions.
  • The Finance Patriot – Follow the Finance Patriot on his journey to early retirement.

More Early Retirement Blogs

  • ossite – That’s us! 😉 Joe retired from his engineering career at 38 to become a stay at home dad/blogger. See why and how he did it at  . I started blogging in 2010.
  • Financial Samurai – One of the best personal finance blogs ever. I always learn something new whenever I drop by. Sam is a tireless and gifted blogger.
  • Mr. Tako Escapes – Mr. Tako and his wife saved over 50% of their salary for years and reached financial independence at 38. He left the rat race in 2015 and he is enjoying more time with his sons.
  • 1500 Days to Freedom – Carl’s goal is to build a portfolio of $1.2 million by February, 2017. That’s 1500 days from when he started blogging. He left formal work earlier this year and he is enjoying his early retirement immensely.
  • Montana Money Adventure – Ms. Montana and her 5 kids live a very interesting unconventional life and she is a great writer. I really enjoyed her blog this year.
  • Think Save Retire – Steve started his FI journey a little later in life at 34. He just achieved his goal and retired from his IT career. He is still very busy with other projects, though.
  • Our Next Life – Mr. and Mrs. ONL is on a mission to retire in late 2017. They are saving over 70% of their after tax income! That’s fantastic. They plan to retire in 2017!
  • Go Curry Cracker – Jeremy and Winnie left their high tech jobs to travel the world in their early 30’s. I think they will mostly be in Taiwan in 2017.
  • Root of Good – Justin retired at 33 from his civil engineering career. His wife followed a few years later and they are living the good life at a very moderate cost in North Carolina. I’m always jealous when I see his monthly expense report.
  • Physician on FIRE – A great FIRE (financial independence Retire Early) blog for physicians.
  • Mr. Crazy Kicks – Mr. Crazy Kicks was another hi-tech worker who retired early in 2016. He hopes to inspire more people to join him in FI by blogging about traveling, building cool things, and enjoying life to the fullest.
  • Route to Retire – Every day, the same thing, day in and day out.  That’s how Jim feels when he goes to work… time to make the donuts. He plans to retire before he’s 50 years old in 2025.
  • Early Retirement Now – You can’t afford not to retire early! Mr. ERN is in his early 40s and plan to retire in 2018.
  • The Green Swan – The Green Swan is a metaphor coined to describe a deliberate approach to managing and investing money with a major effect: wealth accumulation, financial independence and early retirement. He is in the finance industry and aims to ER in a few years.
  • Done by Forty – Mr. Done By Forty is working to achieve financial independence by the time he is forty, in 2020. Time flies and 2020 is coming up very soon. Can they do it?
  • Retire Before Dad – RBD is trying to retire before his dad did (at 55.) That’s a great goal considering he was broke with no job at 27. Check out his story.
  • Frugal Woods – Who doesn’t dream of calling it quits and heading off to homestead in the woods? See how the Frugal Woods family is doing in the wilderness of Vermont.
  • Tawcan – Tawcan is on a quest for joyful life & financial independence. He is also in the high-tech field.
  • Sydney Lagier – Sydney retired in 2008 when she was 44 years old and she has been blogging ever since. It’s great to read about early retirement from a woman’s point of view.
  • From Cents to Retirement – Benjamin Davis grew up in Portugal and Italy. He’s currently living and working in Germany. He is 28 and plans to retire in his 30s.
  • Early Retirement Extreme – ERE was one of the first early retirement blogs around and it was the blog that made me seriously consider early retirement. I’m not sure, but I think the articles are mostly reposts now.
  • The Military Guide – Doug Nordman retired from the Navy and he has been providing great resources for military personals for many years.
  • Mr Money Mustache – MMM is probably the most popular early retirement blog on the internet. They have a very active forum, too.
  • Can I Retire Yet? – Darrow Kirkpatrick is a little older than other bloggers. He saved, invested, retired at 50.
  • Mad FIentist – Brandon left his hi-tech job to live in Scotland with his wife. They are traveling the world and living it up. Check out their great podcast interviews with many FIRE personalities.
  • FI Fighter – Jay left from his six figure high-tech career in 2016. I think he currently lives in Hong Kong and travels a lot.
  • JLCollinsnh – Jim Collin’s financial independence blog.
  • Mike and Lauren – I think they are RVing now.
  • The Escape Artist – The Escape Artist left his corporate job in 2014 when he was 43. See how he can help you escape from the corporate prison camp.
  • Financially Alert – Michael sold his business and “retired early” in 2012 when he was 36. His larger FI goal is to reach $10 million in net worth.
  • FIRE Station – They reached FI a few years ago, but just retired in 2016. Congratulations!
  • How to Retire Early? – Stockbeard is on a journey to reach financial independence before his forties. He is planning to move to Japan in 2017 and ER there. Very cool.
  • Freedom with Bruno – Hit the road with Bruno (a 2000 Toyota 4Runner.)
  • Get FIRED’d ASAP – Martin recently pulled the plug on full-time work. He is 50 years old and lives in Australia.
  • Millennial Revolution – FIRECracker & Wanderer retired at 31 to travel the world! Now I feel old…
  • Retirement In Progress – Mr. RIP is an Italian software engineer living in Switzerland since 2012. He writes about his journey to FIRE.

Not quite a blog, but great early retirement resources. 

  • Ernie J. Zelinski is an international best-selling author, innovator, professional speaker, and prosperity life coach who inspires adventurous souls to live prosperous and free. I love Ernie’s books.
  • Paul and Vicki Terhorst retired early over 30 years ago and they are still traveling the globe. See, it can be done.

Good luck on your early retirement journey!

Image by Aaron Arogones

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  • Ernie Zelinski March 18, 2016, 1:49 am

    Funny, the first blog you mention is:

    FI Fighter: Another engineer just retired early. Yes! I hear a bell ring.

    I wasn’t aware about this blog until the last week. I have a basic subscription to Mention.com which sends me an email every time they find someone mentioning my name on a blog or news story. I got an email a few days ago (on March 14) about my name being mentioned by a guy who wrote a whole blog post about “The Joy of Not Working”:

    http://fifighter.com/book-reviews/2016/03/book-review-the-joy-of-not-working-ernie-j-zelinski/

    It turned out to be FI Fighter, another engineer . . .

    Of course, I am still another engineer who wanted to get out of engineering — and managed to get fired at the age of 30. Even though I was broke within two years of getting fired, and had a negative net worth for the next 12 years or so, it was the best thing that ever happened to me.

    • Jeff V May 27, 2016, 11:42 am

      I am reading and enjoying “The Joy of Not Working” right now! I hope to fully embrace it someday…

      – Jeff V

  • Mr. Tako @ Mr. Tako Escapes March 18, 2016, 2:39 am

    Thanks for featuring us Joe! Looks like we’re among good company!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Steve March 18, 2016, 3:35 am

    Thanks for the list, looks like i have some reading to do. One of my personal favorites is livingafi.com

  • PhysicianOnFIRE March 18, 2016, 4:13 am

    Thank you for the mention and kind words, Joe!

    One more for the list: http://mrfirestation.com/
    Thanks for compiling the blog roster. There are a few here that I’m not yet familiar with, but will be shortly.

    Cheers!
    -PoF

    • MrFireStation March 18, 2016, 9:22 am

      Thanks for the callout, both of you! I agree that the more time I spend on blogging, the more great sites that I find!

      • retirebyforty March 18, 2016, 11:19 am

        Sorry I missed your blog the first time. 🙂 Thank you both for help maintaining this list.

  • Chuck March 18, 2016, 7:48 am

    Thanks for the list. There are a few here that I haven’t visited. Heading to do that now…

  • Tawcan March 18, 2016, 8:16 am

    Thanks for the mention Joe. Hopefully we’ll get to the “retired” only blogging once a week or so list soon. 😀

    It’s interesting that quite a number of these bloggers come from engineering background.

    • Mr. Tako @ Mr. Tako Escapes March 18, 2016, 8:34 am

      Perhaps it’s engineers that feel the most comfortable creating a blog? Most non-engineers I know would never attempt such a thing.

    • Mr. All Things Money May 29, 2017, 6:28 am

      Maybe because engineers tend to burnout fast due to very fast paced work environment and stress. I can say this is especially true for high-tech engineering jobs.

      As for reading, check out James Altucher’s books such as Choose Yourself and Reinvent Yourself. He writes with utmost honesty, sharing his failures, and how he reinvented himself to be where he is now. I find his writing style to be quite inspirational and authentic while at the same time easy to grasp and entertaining.

  • Jim @ Route To Retire March 18, 2016, 8:32 am

    Thanks for putting this list together, Joe. I’m exactly like you mentioned – I love getting my hands on all the info I can to digest.

    There are a number of these I haven’t seen before so it looks like I’ll be giving Feedly some new RSS feeds here shortly!! 🙂

    — Jim

  • Justin March 18, 2016, 8:40 am

    Thanks for the inclusion on your list, Joe! I’m familiar with most of this motley crew but I see a couple of less familiar names to check out. It’s great to be a part of such an awesome online FIRE community!

    Take care,

    Justin

  • Nathan @ Investment Hunting March 18, 2016, 9:35 am

    Great list of inspirational blogs. I follow most but not all, there are about 4 I’ve never heard of. Thanks for sharing these.

  • FI Fighter March 18, 2016, 9:35 am

    Thanks for sharing Joe! Your blog has always been a big inspiration, and funny enough when I first learned that you were an engineer trying to quit your job, I had my lightbulb moment which got the whole blogging thing all started for me 🙂

    Cheers!

  • Michael @ Financially Alert March 18, 2016, 9:52 am

    Awesome list Joe. Thanks for including me in such excellent company!!

    My 4-year old daughter almost ate as much corned beef as I did the other day. Even better was that she decided to try a couple new things (i.e. cabbage and mustard) and loved them both. I think she’s going to be Daddy’s foodie buddy too. 🙂

  • freebird March 18, 2016, 10:46 am

    Newbies! The TerHorsts were the first ERs I became aware of from a Money magazine article back in the late 1980s I think it was.
    https://sites.google.com/site/paulvicgroup/
    IIRC they got out aged 30 with about a half million USD saved to travel the world. Looks like they’re still going strong 30+ years into it. I think it’d be interesting to sit in on a conversation between ERs from different generations for wider perspectives and such.

    • retirebyforty March 18, 2016, 11:20 am

      Yes, they have a great story. I was thinking about them, but couldn’t find their site on short notice. I added their site.

  • Michelle March 18, 2016, 11:22 am

    What an awesome list! I don’t talk about early retirement a ton on my blog, but it’s something that we will be able to reach in the next year or two. So amazing!

  • Alex March 18, 2016, 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the list, I was literally just putting one together I could send to people I think might be interested, now I can just send them here. I have read through many of those. I need to check out the others. Also worth reading through the archives of dividendmantra and getrichslowly. Until they cashed in those were two great financial independence blogs. I wonder if the buyers are making enough off those quality archives to make up for the evident drop in participation/readership. Personal stories woven into the financial information are most of what makes any of these blogs worth reading.

  • Diana March 19, 2016, 4:48 pm

    I would be very interested to read how people are paying for-maintaining health care insurance with early retirement. Of course I realize I could pay this out of pocket but it would rapidly deplete my funds… so what is the best approach to the biggest obstacle I can see to early retirement: health care insurance???

  • Sam March 19, 2016, 11:45 pm

    Thanks for the mention Joe! Really appreciate it.

    Always good to read new blogs as well. Very entertaining!

    Sam

  • Cindy March 20, 2016, 3:24 am

    Hi Joe,

    I have been reading your blog since 2013 and your blog inspired me to start my own.
    I noticed all the blogs you listed are all male/couple bloggers. Where are the female bloggers on early retirement?

    Cindy

    • retirebyforty March 20, 2016, 2:07 pm

      Thank for reminding me. I added Sydney Lagier’s blog to the list. She has a great blog from the woman’s point of view. I don’t know other female ER blogger. Let me know if you find some. Frugal Woods is mostly from the female point of view.

      • Mike H. May 27, 2016, 7:21 am

        Well Rounded Investor and Afford Anything. Neither is exactly early retirement, but they are both about financial independence, and, in the case of Paula at Afford Anything, a good resource on investment properties.

  • TheHappyPhilosopher March 20, 2016, 8:09 am

    Great list Joe, can’t think of too many that you missed. One I really like which is not really about early retirement, but more about financial freedom is JD Roth’s blog:
    http://moneyboss.com/

    My blog is not focused on early retirement, but I am heavily influenced by the FI/early retirement blogosphere, so a little trickles through in my writing. I try to be as subversive as possible.
    🙂

    • retirebyforty March 20, 2016, 2:05 pm

      I like JD’s blog too. I probably should put a list of FI focused blog together. I have a feeling that it will be much bigger than this list.

  • Steve @ Think Save Retire March 20, 2016, 8:25 am

    Thanks for the shout out! And very nice list of some truly awesome financial resources. Found a couple that I hadn’t seen yet. 🙂

  • Robert March 20, 2016, 10:41 am

    Joe,

    Thanks for sharing this list. I’ve been following your blog for about a couple of years now and have also read Mr. Money Mustache. I’m 38.5, and have always planned to retire early, but your blog gave me a specific target age! Happily, I’m pretty much to the point now of building up extra safety net funds, but could walk away any time. After a career of being a hard worker, I’m not just doing the minimum and getting by. I can’t understand why they haven’t fired me yet!

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing these other blogs. I’ve focused so hard on reaching financial independence, but not on what to do to feel fulfilled in my life. Work takes up so many hours that you don’t have to think about such things. But now that I’m getting closer to being the rare brown-haired guy in a world of gray haired, I need to make it a priority.

    Yours and these other blogs are very helpful. Thanks again.

    • retirebyforty March 20, 2016, 2:04 pm

      Thanks for the compliment. Enjoy your last few years at work. I’m sure you will find something fulfilling to do once you have more time. Good luck!

  • Clancy March 21, 2016, 12:57 pm

    This list was perfect! I’ve loved reading RB40 and have been inspired by your journey Joe. The links you posted are very helpful (and appreciated). The Frugal Woods couple is adorable and I look forward to checking out more of the links. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jan March 22, 2016, 10:19 am

    this a really helpful list, thanks! Quite a few that are new to me.

  • Stockbeard March 22, 2016, 11:47 am

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Joe! And thanks for the great recommendations too! Personal finance blogs are like pokemons to me now, I have to read them all 🙂

  • Dividendsdownunder March 26, 2016, 6:23 pm

    It’s great that this is such a beefy list of bloggers who have reached early retirement! As part of the financial blogging community it is very inspirational to read about people who have “made it” whilst also reading about those who are still on their journey.

    I am a fan of a few of the bloggers you’ve mentioned here, but I admit I haven’t heard of quite a few and now have many hours of reading ahead of me with this huge list, thanks for sharing RB40.

    Jasmin

  • Our Next Life April 1, 2016, 8:57 am

    Thanks for including us on this list. We’re honored! Joining this community has been one of our best decisions ever. 🙂

  • The Jolly Ledger May 30, 2016, 1:37 pm

    Great list! I would second that living afi is an excellent blog even though his doesn’t update frequently. There are some real gems in there!

  • Dividend Beginner June 6, 2016, 5:29 pm

    Hey RB40,

    I myself write a financial independence / early retirement blog based around dividend growth investing. I’d be super grateful if you included it in your list here.

    Regards,
    DB

  • Dividend Diplomats July 1, 2016, 5:26 am

    RB40,

    Thanks for sharing this! Love 4th of July as well and am even more excited to think of new ways on the side hustles, to save money and looking forward to the last day the stock market is open before it takes a break next Monday on the 4th. Love MMM, Samurai and the MadFientist and looking forward to reading more that you posted. Appreciate it and Happy 4th!

    -Lanny

  • Jim July 1, 2016, 6:49 am

    One more for the list. Financial independence is a topic I cover from time to time as well 🙂

  • Believe Fire July 1, 2016, 8:54 am

    Hey Joe,

    Thanks a lot for mentioning our blog! We’re already seeing increased traffic 🙂

  • Aaron @ Income Honcho July 1, 2016, 11:31 am

    Hey man, first time on your blog here. Our first of July here consist of beach and boardwalk here in Jersey 🙂 Those are some great blogs you mention, I’ll check them out! I need some networking hehe

  • Ray Ray July 1, 2016, 3:09 pm

    Great list! There are some I didn’t know about! I’m off to check them out ?.

    Thanks

  • Finance Solver July 1, 2016, 6:54 pm

    Thank you for compiling this list. I follow a majority of these blogs and know that they teach me something new every time I read. I also especially like financial samurai!

  • 13yeargoal July 2, 2016, 9:00 pm

    Happy 4th All!
    My old standbys are:
    BBQ Hot dog
    Roasted Corn on the Cobb
    Cool Ranch Doritos (my bane because they are so good).

    Thanks for the list of blogs, some I haven’t added to my reading list yet. I’ve just started my 13 year goal to FIRE myself and been working hard on cutting out costs. Luckily not buying the Doritos listed above does save me some money (along with me recently cutting my cable bill) so hopefully I’m a fraction of a step closer to my goal.

  • Sydney July 3, 2016, 12:12 pm

    Thanks so much for including me Joe!

  • Sydney July 3, 2016, 12:27 pm

    P.S. Another good one is Canadian Dream-Free at 45. Tim’s was the first retirement blog I ever found. Especially relevant to your Canadian readers (and now maybe folks that want to retire to Canada if Trump wins the presidency!) http://blog.canadian-dream-free-at-45.com

    • retirebyforty July 4, 2016, 9:51 am

      Thanks for the link. I will check them out. I love your blog. 🙂

  • Joseph Hogue July 4, 2016, 3:53 am

    Great list! This is really inspiring article. some of the points are worth reading. It really turns me on to be motivated. Thank you for sharing.

  • MrRIP July 5, 2016, 6:27 am

    Thanks for sharing the list Mr RB40!
    I hope one day my newborn Blog will be in one of such lists 🙂

  • Tom July 5, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Hi Joe,
    I just started in May and have a few posts so far, but my early retirement blog is:

    http://turtlestippingpoint.com

    I always enjoy your content and please keep it up!

  • Ten Factorial Rocks September 18, 2016, 6:08 am

    Hi Joe, I have been a silent reader of your blog for years. You have been an inspiration for me to start my own website to chronicle my journey towards retirement (though technically, I am FI). Hope you find my blog interesting. Would love to your views on my articles.

    • retirebyforty September 18, 2016, 7:25 am

      Your blog is good. Nice thought provoking articles. Great job so far. Keep it up and good luck! 🙂

  • Mr. RIP December 22, 2016, 3:53 am

    Uff uff my blog didn’t make it into this (amazing) list 🙁
    Anyway, thanks for sharing RB40, I already binge read most of them but there are few I wasn’t aware of!

    • retirebyforty December 22, 2016, 10:46 pm

      I added your blog. 🙂 Happy holidays!

  • earlyretirementnow December 22, 2016, 9:46 am

    Thanks for including me in your list. It’s a great honor to get a shout-out from one of my favorite PF/FIRE blogs!
    Have a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season everybody!

  • Ms. Montana December 22, 2016, 10:34 am

    Thanks so much for the mention! I’m glad you like it. It’s so fun to connect with like minded folks. Our life is a bit unconventional. 😉 So imagine how odd it seems out in the “real world.” At least online we get to be “just another couple in their 30’s who don’t have to work for money.”

  • Mr Crazy Kicks December 22, 2016, 1:24 pm

    Awesome list! I’m honored to be mentioned.

    Happy holidays to you and the family, and enjoy your light sabers 🙂

  • Jason December 23, 2016, 2:21 pm

    I love the blog list. More importantly, the presents. We went to see Rogue One because we are huge Star Wars nerds, but I might have to splurge and pick up the lightsaber for myself. That is why we want kids to make excuses to buy toys for us. Happy Holidays…love the presents.

  • Sam @ Financial Samurai December 24, 2016, 9:44 am

    Happy Holidays! Cool you brought this list back to the forefront. I’m looking forward to reading your year in review and everybody else’s!

  • Jim @ Route To Retire December 25, 2016, 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Joe – very much appreciated! Found a couple new ones on your list I’m going to check out as well.

    Have a great Christmas!!

    — Jim

  • The Green Swan December 30, 2016, 7:23 am

    Thanks so much for including me on your list, Joe. It means a lot coming from you! Happy new year!

  • Great Indian Retiree January 5, 2017, 3:00 am

    Thanks again for the listing Joe – Its very helpful for beginners such as myself. I read some of these blogs including yours and Mr MM and you guys are great role models.

    Keep going.

  • Tall Investing March 30, 2017, 10:51 am

    Hi,

    Thank you for the the overview! Some familiar names for me, but also some new ones to follow!

    Started my own blog a couple of weeks ago and getting inspiration and responses from other bloggers is definitely the fun part.

    Cheers,
    Tall Investing

  • My Own Advisor March 30, 2017, 5:04 pm

    Not there yet Joe but working on it like a few others….by age 50 = $1 M investment portfolio + paid off home 🙂

    Hopefully 7 years and counting!

    Feel free to add me to any future lists!

    Cheers,
    Mark

  • Song March 30, 2017, 7:24 pm

    I spot a few that I’m already following, but definitely a lot more to add to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Magic Bean Counter March 31, 2017, 6:23 am

    Sounds like a great spring break. Thanks for sharing all of the blog links. Always looking to follow more. There is a lot to learn when it comes to ER.

  • FinancePatriot March 31, 2017, 8:58 am

    We mostly spend our Spring Break around home too. It is exhausting and being that I still work for now, I can’t help my wife out like I want to during the day.

    We decided not to go on a trip during Spring Break, so we can celebrate my wife’s birthday, in May, in Puerto Rico instead. As for the blogs, I love Millenial Revolution. I have a dark sense of humor, so I love to laugh when I read a blog, especially about finances. Swearing is a big plus in my book, although I generally don’t do it on my own blog.

  • Mr. Tako @ Mr. Tako Escapes April 1, 2017, 12:57 am

    Thanks for the mention…again Joe! I truly appreciate it!

  • Duncan's Dividends April 1, 2017, 9:57 am

    Awesome list of blogs, I follow a lot of them, but definitely more to check out. It looks like you had a fantastic spring break, amazing how fast time flies by.

  • Mr Crazy Kicks April 1, 2017, 10:17 am

    Now that you mentioned banh mi, I’m craving one!

    Thanks for the mention! Looks like I’m in good company 🙂

  • Done by Forty April 1, 2017, 3:47 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, Joe! That’s really cool of you, and I’m in some crazy good company up there.

  • Mrs. Groovy April 2, 2017, 6:57 am

    Thanks for the list, Joe! A few are new to me so I’ve got some catch-up reading to do.

  • Ms. Frugal Asian Finance April 2, 2017, 11:34 am

    Wow what a pool of resources! It will take me a while to read through all of these blogs. Thanks for sharing!

    • Zach April 20, 2017, 8:19 am

      Middleton Methods has a great podcast on retirement. and you can listen to it when youre driving 😉

  • CentSai April 3, 2017, 12:28 pm

    Sounds like you had a pretty fun spring break! Thanks for sharing your extensive list of early retirement blogs, I will definitely try to take a look at as many as I can. 🙂

  • Zach April 20, 2017, 8:18 am

    Great article. Ive been doing some research about retiring and ive read a few blogs and listened to a few podcasts. Have you listened to “themiddletonmethods” podcast about retirement. I have been following there ideas. if you guys could listen to it and give me an opinion that would be awesome.

  • SMM May 29, 2017, 10:45 am

    Great list and thanks for pointing it out. I will check out some of the ones I have not read yet. Your food looks awesome. I did a BBQ last week that turned out great, but didn’t bother cleaning my grill all the way until this weekend. The aftermath lol.

  • Tim Kim @ TubofCash.com May 29, 2017, 10:50 am

    Thank you for listing all the FIRE sites! Very helpful!

  • Lucas May 29, 2017, 1:52 pm

    Hey rb40, would you have a space for a non-English FIRE blog? – believe me non-English speakers do exist. Check it out:
    http://aposenteaos40.org

  • Mr. Groovy May 29, 2017, 5:29 pm

    Hey Joe, I really appreciate the shout out. You’re too kind. FYI, Mrs. Groovy and I both retired on October 14th.

    Thanks for honoring our service men and women!

    • retirebyforty May 30, 2017, 8:58 am

      I thought it was something like that. I’ll update the main post.

  • Mr. Freaky Frugal May 29, 2017, 6:03 pm

    Thanks for the awesome list!

    Early Retirement Extreme (ERE) and Mr. Money Mustache were the two blogs that convinced me to retire early in 2012.

    I think you are correct about Jacob at ERE – it’s just re-posts now. But his book is really a great read and is one of the few books I’ve read twice. It discusses not just the how, but the philosophy and mindset necessary for achieving early retirement. Highly recommended!

  • Millennial Boss May 30, 2017, 6:07 pm

    I have a list of 25+ FIRE bloggers going in this post where the prerequisite to being added is that you can’t be an engineer teehee. http://millennialboss.com/2016/11/secret-cult-early-retirement-fire/

  • Friendly Russian May 30, 2017, 8:39 pm

    Wow, thanks a lot for all these links. Now I have to check all of ’em. Always interested to read other people’s stories.

  • Your First Million May 31, 2017, 9:54 am

    First off, those ribs look absolutely amazing!

    Every memorial day, the community I live in posts banners along the street light poles with our “hometown heroes.” Each banner has a military photo, name, rank and date when each person served. All of them are from our community so it really hits home to me and gives me a sense of pride and gratitude.

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