8 Things to Think About For Finding the Perfect Place to Retire

This article was contributed to Leisure Freak by writer Samantha Higgins. Where you choose to retire will have a direct impact on how happy you are during this season of life. You worked hard to get to your retirement. Make it count by choosing the bes...

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Happy New Year 2023! Simple Financial Goal Tune Up Time

The beginning of a new year can be full of resolutions and hopes of bettering our life. Part of that should include our personal finance priorities. Any financial plan needs to be reevaluated from time to time. The new year is the perfect time to perfo...

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I’m Celebrating 13 Years Of Early Retirement

I have good reason to celebrate my now 13 years of early retirement. Mostly because I beat the odds and went against traditional retirement advice. Some of my success is dismissed as luck. But I think we make our own luck and work with what we have reg...

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The Brilliance Of A Retire By 50 Plan

There’s a brilliance to dedicating yourself to a retire by 50 plan. The brilliant part that’s overlooked by naysayers is if you do it right, you can’t lose. It goes beyond the obvious financial aspects. It also allows us to mentally approach work with ...

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How to Develop Healthy Habits During Retirement

  Image Source  This article was contributed to Leisure Freak by consultant Alicia Montgomery. To say that retirement marks a new chapter in one’s life is an understatement. It’s more than revisiting your previous life journeys and ach...

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Rolling With Retirement Lifestyle Volatility and Disruption

I had a great run. My chosen path of personal finance and frugality got me to early retirement. Then followed by over a decade of successful and enjoyable freedom. I really loved how it was all  working. But noooo, now I have to deal with some retireme...

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Reasons to Invest in Real Estate After Retirement

This post was contributed to Leisure Freak by consultant and blogger Alyssa Foster. Image Source You decided to boost your income and enjoy your golden years even more. The question is – where to start? If you are out of ideas for a small busines...

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Quiet Retiring: The Retire in Place Early Retirement Strategy

I sometimes find some of the new personal finance and career trends to be amusing. Most times it’s a new clever repackaging of what has always been around. Lately my amusement is about how some people are using quiet quitting to make a statement about ...

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Cost-Effective Ways To Enjoy Retirement

This post was contributed to Leisure Freak by personal finance blogger Ted James. Approximately 22% of Americans have less than $5,000 saved for retirement, according to a study cited by The Motley Fool. Additionally, 15% have no retirement savings at ...

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The Longer In Early Retirement, The Easier It Gets

When I was first contemplating retiring young, the idea of funding my lifestyle over decades was of high concern. A lot has happened and changed over the nearly 13 years on this early retirement ride. Even in this high inflationary period, I do believe...

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Entrepreneurship in Retirement Has Many Benefits

This post was contributed to Leisure Freak by Linda Chase, creator of Able Hire.  When you retire, you may first think about lazy afternoons on the porch or months-long trips to the beach. But, if your income and savings can’t keep up with your aspirat...

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8 Tips for Setting Up a Home Office on a Budget

This article was contributed to Leisure Freak by Michael Everett, who is a chemistry teacher with a passion for house design. Whether you’re a worker who switched to working from home or a freelancer working after retirement, you’ll need a ...

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7 Tips to Help You Achieve Early Retirement

  This article was contributed to Leisure Freak by freelance writer Tracie Johnson. is it still possible in today’s world to achieve early retirement? Knowledge and planning are key. These tips can get the ball rolling. Planning for retireme...

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Financing Tips for Home Maintenance Emergencies

This informative post was contributed to Leisure Freak by freelance writer Sierra Powell.  Regular maintenance comes with a home. Owners spend 1% of their annual budget on repairs, which hurts if you don’t prepare for unforeseen circumstances. To...

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What Happens After You File for Bankruptcy?

This article was contributed to Leisure Freak by freelance writer Stephanie Caroline Snyder. The decision to file for bankruptcy should be done with full knowledge of what to expect. Navigating a chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy can be intense and fear-fille...

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The Most Affordable Places to Retire in the US

This post was contributed to Leisure Freak by freelance writer Deborah Waters.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans retire and move every year, saying goodbye to the working world and welcoming a new environment. They choose to retire in regions that of...

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Is The Market Drop and Inflation Crushing Early Retirement Dreams? It doesn’t have to

I am starting to think that the recent investment market drop along with inflation are crushing early retirement dreams. That thinking is based on the questions I get and the change in certain Leisure Freak site page visits. There are certainly valid r...

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