Pretirement fun from last week

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pretirement_livingTaking a cue from so many of my fellow personal finance bloggers, I wanted to start sharing some of my favorite readings from the last week. I’m calling the series Pretirement Fun!

Living the life of a semi-pretired stay-at-home dad keeps me pretty busy so I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to produce a summary each week, but I’ll do my best. Hope you enjoy!

Here are a few of my favorite things I read in the past week:

  • Mr. 1500 from 1500 Days wrote a delightful rant about one of the crappiest unnecessary spending items he’s found lately.
  • The always delightful Holly from ClubThrifty talked about the savings she’s seeing now that she works from home
  • Tim Stobbs at Canadian Dream Free at 45, laid out an interesting thought experiment: Could you retire today?
  • The point of pretirement is to live a happier, more stress-free life. That’s why I love that Tony talked about How to Reduce Financial Stress. Very smart piece!
  • Joe Udo at Retire by 40 produced a rare rant on stupid spending. You’ll be amazed just how stupid.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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14 Thoughts on “Pretirement fun from last week

  1. What do you do for four hours per week?

  2. Thanks for the mention! I hope you had a great weekend!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted…Strategery: How I Save Time and Money Working from HomeMy Profile

  3. The weekend was enjoyable. A little too much rain but today is great. How was your weekend? I do digital marketing as well!
    Thomas@YourDailyFinance recently posted…The Best 12 Money Saving Tips To FollowMy Profile

    • Pretired Nick on June 10, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

      Glad you had a great weekend! Ours was good, too. Mostly working on our basement remodel project. That’s cool you do digital marketing as well. We may have to swap some ideas some day…

  4. Thanks for the mention! What the heck is digital marketing? 🙂
    Joe recently posted…Impression of Personal Capital’s wealth management app after 9 monthsMy Profile

    • Pretired Nick on June 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm said:

      My pleasure, Joe! Digital marketing is basically any communications done electronically. I do a lot of search engine marketing, local search, social media, web site work, you name it. Although I also do a fair amount of offline marketing as well. Collateral creation, branding and messaging, etc. That’s why I’m so lax about some of that stuff around here. Sometimes it starts to feel a little too much like work!

  5. Hope you had a great weekend! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check it out here: recently posted…The Liebster AwardMy Profile

  6. I try to do a wrap up every week as well, and it just doesn’t happen. I probably average about one wrap up every two weeks. But whatever you can manage works. It’s all about interacting with other cool bloggers you admire. Mr. 1500 is a good choice.
    CashRebel recently posted…A Cash Rebel RecapMy Profile

    • Pretired Nick on June 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm said:

      Thanks for the feedback and advice! It’s been fun getting to know the other bloggers out there. Glad you’re also a Mr. 1500 fan!

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