Comments on: Celebrating Our Blog’s One Year Anniversary One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Mon, 23 May 2016 15:43:22 +0000 Thanks Steve!

I can picture us camping with you guys somewhere next spring after you both have left, some wine will be involved, and the next thing you know my resignation letter will emailed to my employer. 🙂

In the meantime I will continue to “pad the stash” since I know my wife will be leaving by the end of the year.

By: Steve @ Think Save Retire Fri, 20 May 2016 14:19:45 +0000 Hey Bryan – there is no rush to early retirement. We all find different comforts in this life, and if you aren’t ready to finally call it quits, there’s nothing wrong with hanging tight. After all, the extra paychecks to pad the ol’ stash is never a bad thing anyway. I think you’ll know when the time is right.

By: Bryan Mon, 16 May 2016 16:47:27 +0000 Thanks Jason. You are definitely right about the “personal” aspect of “Personal Finance”. I am hesitant to share my income, current expenses, and net worth. After viewing those numbers, many people would tell me I should have quit my job a while ago. The challenge is that it is difficult to explain my exact situation where people would understand why I have been so conservative. I am attempting to explain that in the next week.

You are one of the fortunate ones to have found the work you are best suited for and really enjoy. I am envious! 🙂

Take care,

By: Bryan Mon, 16 May 2016 16:42:39 +0000 Thanks ARB! You have been a big part of the enjoyment portion of blogging. Thanks for your support this last year. 🙂

RE German: I have had several classes and private instruction when we lived in the SF bay area. In Sedona there are none available. I am going back through my text books and all 5 levels of Rosetta Stone that I own. I am also talking occasionally with German speaking friends. My real dream is to got to a 4 week intensive course in Germany. To accomplish that I need to shed the employer first.

Take care!

By: Bryan Mon, 16 May 2016 16:35:13 +0000 Thanks for the encouragement FV. That Internet Retirement Police article was a great post by MMM some years back!

I guess even when I leave my employer, I will be doing some “work” with our passive income investments. 🙂

By: Jason Sun, 15 May 2016 22:11:27 +0000 Congrats on your first anniversary. The great thing about personal finance is that it is personal. If you continue to work so be it. If you decide enough is enough so be it. I kind of get frustrated sometimes by the PF community that unless you to the RE of FIRE that you are somehow defective. How can you want to continue to work or at your current job? I guess I am lucky in finding fulfillment and the like. Congrats on whatever you do.

By: ARB Sun, 15 May 2016 14:03:24 +0000 Sir, you’re under arrest.

By: ARB Sun, 15 May 2016 14:02:20 +0000 I can definitely hear you on the whole rage quitting thing. I wish I could do that, but I’m nowhere near financial freedom yet.

I know you’ve been learning German on your own time, but have you ever considered signing up for an actual German language class? Maybe that might help you.

Glad to see it’s been one hell of a year. I’m glad to have been a part of it in some way. It was great having you on my blog and I’m still flattered that you were willing to showcase my work on your site too.

Happy 1st Anniversary!

ARB–Angry Retail Banker

By: Financial Velociraptor Fri, 13 May 2016 15:06:51 +0000 Gratz on the year! Don’t let the Internet Retirement Police bully you around. You do what works for you.