Tag Archives: Do I have enough to retire?

How to quit your job: The Jump

I’m looking forward to going to a festival this weekend without worrying about work. In previous years at festivals, I dreaded getting a call from the office when in no state to deal with it.  This got me thinking (again!) how strange it is that some people have enough to quit, yet continue to work demanding jobs that they don’t love…or even like.  I know, […]

How to quit your job : The Transition

A reader emailed me this question about the transition to Financial Independence and not working: I would be interested in what you did – just quit and stop working one day? Go part time first? How easy/hard was it to actually do it when you realised you could? The short answer is this: When I think about […]

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The Mexican Fisherman

I thought everyone knew the story of The Mexican Fisherman but apparently this is not the case.   Apologies to those that already know it well, but for everyone else this traditional parable (author unknown) is required reading… An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with […]