Leisure Freak

Leisure Freak is a site dedicated to those who are truly passionate about reaching financial independence and early retirement. Not just the traditional definition of retirement, but a new passion-driven retirement.

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Thinking About Retiring? 6 Non-Financial Tips For A Happier Retirement Start

| June 3, 2021
Thinking About Retiring? 6 Non-Financial Tips For A Happier Retirement Start

If you’re considering calling it time to retire, then I have a few non-financial tips for a happier retirement start. A lot of my early retirement relied on winging it. I was aware of the non-financial aspects of retirement. But I primarily focused on all the money stuff. As far as non-financial aspects, things I […]

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How I Knew I Had Enough To Retire Early

| February 25, 2021 | 1 Comment
How I Knew I Had Enough To Retire Early

Many people want to retire early to live a life free from the rat race. It takes having a certain mentality and the financial means to pull it off. Even with meeting those requirements on paper, it can be difficult to really know when we have enough to retire early and make it work over […]

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Things I Did Wrong And Still Retired Early

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Things I Did Wrong And Still Retired Early

If I listen to a lot of financial independence-retire early naysayers, it would have been a mistake for me to even think about an early retirement. Yet, according to common beliefs, there was a lot I did wrong and still retired early. I’m a FIRE living believer that the path isn’t limited to only the […]

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Frugal Not Cheap: 3 Important Differences

| September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
Frugal Not Cheap: 3 Important Differences

There are many differences between being cheap and being frugal. Someone who is cheap does not want to spend money on anything, regardless of its value. Someone who is frugal understands the value of things but wants to cut costs when possible. It is important to understand these differences in the following situations. Short-Term Versus […]

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Is Early Retirement Using Stealth Wealth Gaming The System?

| November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Is Early Retirement Using Stealth Wealth Gaming The System?

I have been told by some people who I’m routinely in contact with that I’m hard to figure out. I’m always dressed casually, drive some older but uniquely memorable cars, and they know I don’t work in any conventional sense. Yet I am able to live in a somewhat high-cost area. I am seen all […]

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Don’t Forget To Do Your 2018 Retirement Tax Planning

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Don’t Forget To Do Your 2018 Retirement Tax Planning

Being retired means being smart about our income. Retirement Tax Planning should be a big part of that. Managing our retirement income to pay the least amount of income tax means we can stretch our savings to go farther. I use a combination of taxable IRA income and non-taxable accounts to keep my tax rate as […]

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Want To Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Want To Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target

It’s no wonder that many people fall short with retirement savings. They have no idea what they need. It would be impossible to know if you are on track without having a retirement savings target to shoot for. People tend to fall into three categories when it comes to retirement savings. The confident, the worried, […]

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Preparing For Retirement The Right Way

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Preparing For Retirement The Right Way

Preparing for retirement can seem like a complicated thing to those who haven’t thought much about it or haven’t researched the subject. Individuals just have to make sure they cover all the bases before stopping work for good. Stressing about retirement won’t help. What’s done is done. It’s time to look forward and take positive […]

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