Whether you are new to the financial independence / retire early (FIRE) movement, already on your FIRE journey, or have retired early, there’s something here for you. Go beyond the numbers and get the personal stories as experienced by Eric and Jason.
Did We Budget Enough for Travel in Early Retirement?
What happens if all the travel you want to do after retiring would break the budget? In this episode, Eric and Jason talk about the importance of travel to their early retirement plans. Topics discussed include financial concerns, disagreeing with your spouse, the value of planning by age range, and much more.
Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/travel
Retired Early and Feeling Lost. What’s Next?
How does it feel when you haven't yet found your purpose after retiring early? In this episode, Jason talks with Eric about his three year journey exploring his post-FIRE purpose. In this episode, they discuss the phases of retirement, seeking out meaningful projects, lessons learned along the way, and much more.
Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/purpose
The Health Risks of Early Retirement
If you're not giving mental and physical health the same level of attention as your financial health, you're playing with fire. In this episode, Jason talks with Eric about what steps he's taking to prioritize his own wellness in early retirement, including a frank conversation about mental health. Here they discuss steps to promote wellness, the distinct challenges of retirement, and much more. Don't miss the show notes as they include a link to Jason's latest blog post on the topic of mental health.
Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/wellness
One More Year: My Decision to Postpone Early Retirement
Can you imagine changing your mind about retiring early just as the finish line comes into view? What factors could cause someone to consider working one more year? In this episode, Eric talks with Jason about the idea to delay his retirement. Topics covered include why he's considering it, getting agreement with your spouse, how others reacted to the idea, and much more.
Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/OMY
Will This Get Us Kicked Out of the FIRE Movement?
Would you spend $1000 on dinner for a special occasion - or more? Eric and Jason recently enjoyed a milestone birthday celebration with their spouses + friends at a world famous restaurant. The total cost may shock you. In this episode, they talk about the experience, spending decisions pre- vs, post-financial independence, and whether it was actually worth it.
Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/frenchlaundry
He Retired Early, She Didn’t: A Coast FI Case Study
How would your spouse feel if you retired early while they kept working? In this episode, Eric + Jason talk with our friend Erik, who recently left the workplace while his wife continues to work. How does this arrangement work for them, and why is a coastFIRE path their choice? Topics discussed include being thrown into retirement, finding purpose, talking about FIRE, and much more.
Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/erik
Health Risks of Early Retirement - THANK YOU!
I love this pod and listen to every episode. Have been meaning to write a 5* review for a while, but just listened to “The Health Risks of Early Retirement” and was compelled to get that review done. Thank you Jason for putting it out there and talking about it. Episode was wonderful and really explored topics less explored by others. Would love to hear more on this. You guys are great. Keep doing what you are doing.
Best RE podcast out there
Thank you guys for sharing your journey. FIRE is not a destination but a path and although everyone has different bumps in the road we have way more in common and thankful for all the content you are putting out there. THANK YOU!!
November 5 23 Health Episode
Thank you for speaking open and honestly about mental health without over dramatizing any specific diagnosis.