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Fritz Gilbert: Early Retirement Made Simple

The author and blogger shares tips for finding balance, purpose, and friendship in retirement.

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Our guest on the podcast today is author and blogger Fritz Gilbert. Fritz spent more than 30 years in corporate America, before retiring at age 55. He and his wife moved to a cabin in the Georgia mountains, where they enjoy community involvement and charity work. Fritz has been writing about the experience and giving advice at his blog, theretirementmanifesto.com. He also wrote a book about retirement, called Keys to a Successful Retirement: Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetireManifesto

What I've Learned From 2 Years of Retirement, by Fritz Gilbert; June 3, 2020

Wise Advice for a Successful Retirement, by Fritz Gilbert; April 22, 2020

Freedom for Fido, by Fritz Gilbert; May 7, 2019

Freedom for Fido website

The Dark Side of Retirement, by Fritz Gilbert; Nov. 19, 2019

The One Retirement Question Project, by Fritz Gilbert; May 18, 2018

The Wall Street Journal. Complete Retirement Guidebook: How to Plan It, Live It and Enjoy It

Karsten Jeske/Early Retirement Now

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Karsten Jeske: Cracking the Code on Safe Withdrawal Rates. The Long View podcast. Oct. 13, 2020.

Retirement Readiness

10 Steps to Make Sure You Have Enough Money to Retire, by Fritz Gilbert; May 26, 2021

20 Steps to Take in the Year Before Retirement, by Fritz Gilbert; Jan. 2, 2019

The Ultimate Pre-Retirement Checklist, by Fritz Gilbert; March 27, 2018

How To Build a Retirement Paycheck From Your Investments, by Fritz Gilbert; Oct. 4, 2016

Retirement: Decumulation and Investments

How to Manage the Bucket Strategy, by Fritz Gilbert; Jan. 15, 2020

A Step-By-Step Guide for Your Annual Financial Update, by Fritz Gilbert; Jan. 1, 2020

Our Retirement Investment Drawdown Strategy, by Fritz Gilbert; June 20, 2017

How to Move Your Retirement From Good to Great in 7 Days, by Fritz Gilbert; May 31, 2017