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Being On-Time For Work

I’ve seen several articles lately about the importance of being on-time to work.I understand for a lot of businesses that being on-time is highly important.Especially for retail businesses.Other businesses, I see the need for flexibility. The most recent article I read was about a salesman who was absolutely on fire with sales and brought in a ton of business for the company.  One problem, he was late to the office every day.  The tardiness caused concern with the other employees who were on-time. The article suggested the owner/manager of the salesman have a meeting with the salesman to layout the expectations.  Possibly change the hours to help the salesman arrive on-time. Instead of starting work at 9am, move his time back to 9:30 or 10am (which won’t work as he’ll just be late for those times, my opinion).  Ultimately, setting a foundation for disciplinary measures if the salesman doesn’t change. I can agree with it on a “it’s fair for everyone so you should follow” stance. I also dis…

Retiring by 50: A mini-series of posts - #6

I’ve read a lot on the internet about people retiring early and have seen FIRE one to many times.FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.Some of the articles I’ve read have people retiring in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, but I wanted to talk specifically about retiring at 50. Why 50?  I’ve found that most people I talk with want to work until their kids are either out of the house or college graduates.  That puts their ages right around the 50 mark. Plus, at 50, most people get around well and want to enjoy extra traveling.  50 is a good age to do the traveling and still have energy for other excursions. The first post covered the outline for the mini-series of posts.  Go back and check it out here: Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts The second post covered Spending. Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #2 The third post was about Investing (quick money-making investing). Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #3 The fourth post was about Organization.  Retiring-by-50-mini-series-o…

Retiring by 50: A mini-series of posts - #5

I’ve read a lot on the internet about people retiring early and have seen FIRE one to many times.FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.Some of the articles I’ve read have people retiring in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, but I wanted to talk specifically about retiring at 50. Why 50?  I’ve found that most people I talk with want to work until their kids are either out of the house or college graduates.  That puts their ages right around the 50 mark. Plus, at 50, most people get around well and want to enjoy extra traveling.  50 is a good age to do the traveling and still have energy for other excursions. The first post covered the outline for the mini-series of posts.  Go back and check it out here: Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts The second post covered Spending. Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #2 The third post was about Investing (quick money-making investing). Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #3 The fourth post was about Organization.  Retiring-by-50-mini-series-o…

Retiring by 50: A mini-series of posts - #4

I’ve read a lot on the internet about people retiring early and have seen FIRE one to many times.FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.Some of the articles I’ve read have people retiring in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, but I wanted to talk specifically about retiring at 50. Why 50?  I’ve found that most people I talk with want to work until their kids are either out of the house or college graduates.  That puts their ages right around the 50 mark. Plus, at 50, most people get around well and want to enjoy extra traveling.  50 is a good age to do the traveling and still have energy for other excursions. The first post covered the outline for the mini-series of posts.  Go back and check it out here: Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts The second post covered Spending. Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #2 The third post was about Investing (quick money-making investing). Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #3 Now we are at the fourth installment of this mini-series.  Today’s to…

Retiring by 50: A mini-series of posts - #3

I’ve read a lot on the internet about people retiring early and have seen FIRE one to many times.  FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.  Some of the articles I’ve read have people retiring in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, but I wanted to talk specifically about retiring at 50. Why 50?  I’ve found that most people I talk with want to work until their kids are either out of the house or college graduates.  That puts their ages right around the 50 mark. Plus, at 50, most people get around well and want to enjoy extra traveling.  50 is a good age to do the traveling and still have energy for other excursions. The first post covered the outline for the mini-series of posts.  Go back and check it out here: Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts The second post covered Spending. Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts- #2 In this post, we’ll cover Investing.  Actually, quick money-making investing. Quick money-making investing tips and tricks are all over the internet.  So many people want y…

Retiring by 50: A mini-series of posts - #2

I’ve read a lot on the internet about people retiring early and have seen FIRE one to many times.FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.Some of the articles I’ve read have people retiring in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, but I wanted to talk specifically about retiring at 50. Why 50?  I’ve found that most people I talk with want to work until their kids are either out of the house or college graduates.  That puts their ages right around the 50 mark. Plus, at 50, most people get around well and want to enjoy extra traveling.  50 is a good age to do the traveling and still have energy for other excursions. The first post covered the outline for the mini-series of posts.  Go back and check it out here: Retiring-by-50-mini-series-of-posts The first pitfall we will look into is Spending (dramatic music: da da daaaa!). We have to spend money because most people don’t have the land, resources, or time to be self-sustaining.  And that’s okay.  We can choose how we will spend our money.  …

Retiring by 50: A mini-series of posts

I’ve read a lot on the internet about people retiring early and have seen FIRE one too many times.FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early.Some of the articles I’ve read have people retiring in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s, but I wanted to talk specifically about retiring at 50. Why 50?  I’ve found that most people I talk with want to work until their kids are either out of the house or college graduates.  That puts their ages (couples) right around the 50 mark. Plus, at 50, most people still get around well and want to enjoy extra traveling.  50 is a good age to do the traveling and still have energy for other excursions. First, we’ll look at the pitfalls to be aware of while planning for early retirement.  There are four areas of concern: SpendingInvestingOrganizatonReality I’m purposely not giving a lot of info in this post.I’ll cover each area in follow up posts.
I will give you a spoiler alert.  Anyone can retire early.  Early retirement or regular retirement is making sure th…