Comments on: Health: The last few weeks have been tough One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:56:22 +0000 Thanks for the encouragement and kind words Steve. It has taken a while to recover but I am feeling much better after 4 weeks! 🙂

We plan on going back to Lake Pleasant in early April. I know you will probably be getting your rig and new home setup, but…..if you are in the Phoenix area let us know. It would be great to hook up with you and Courtney again. Either way, at some point I imagine we will get down to Tuscon.

PS – the retirement can’t happen fast enough! My wife has a milestone she needs to reach for her time and pension purposes – only months away.

By: Steve @ Think Save Retire Fri, 25 Mar 2016 02:28:36 +0000 Thoroughly glad that you’re pulling through alright and beginning to feel better! It’s true that whenever I get sick (but like you, that rarely happens), I definitely appreciate my health. And even more than that, I appreciate the freedom that financial independence is bringing us in the very, very near future. Sadly, we don’t know when things will take a dramatic turn for the worst, and enjoying life as much as possible NOW, rather than waiting, can make all the difference in the world.

We are looking forward to meeting up with you guys again. We have our campsite officially reserved. All we need now is to pick up the Airstream (that is happening next week Thursday).

It’s getting close! And so is your epic retirement…just a few more months sounds just about right.

By: Bryan Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:49:06 +0000 ARB,

I think you are correct, “it is time to leave your job”. Part of our challenge of deciding when to retire is the remote and flexible nature of my work. Also, the excellent pay is still difficult to give up.

Here is what will probably happen: This year my wife will retire. We will then begin to travel more extensively, much of it in our camping trailer through the southwest. That will last for about 3 to 6 months while I continue to work remotely. Then at some point, I will retire too, and we will fade into the early retirement sunset.

We shall see how this story plays out over the next 6 months. 🙂

Take care,

By: ARB Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:57:12 +0000 Wow, Bryan. I hope everything turns out okay for you. Glad to hear you’re doing better and sorry that you’ve been going through that. Hopefully this doesn’t morph into something worse.

Your health really is something that needs a wake up call sometimes, especially when you’re no longer in your twenties and your immune system isn’t as strong anymore.

It’s time to leave your job. You have plenty of healthy years left and they should be enjoyed, not wasted away working for an employer doing meaningless tasks. It’s time to hit that final checkpoint.

Good luck and stay healthy!

ARB–Angry Retail Banker