Comment on Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid by Route To Retire.
Aging parents was one I didn’t think about until a handful of months ago. The relationship with my parents is a little rocky (that’s a whole ‘nuther story!), so this pitfall would kind of irk me in a way… and you’d probably understand if you heard the stories! 🙂
Another pitfall might be not enough motivation. I know a lot of people that love the thought of retiring early, but then get frustrated at tightening up the budget and so give up and decide to go on a vacation instead.
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Wow, we haven’t had problems like that so far **knock on wood**. Everything’s been showing up on time and the delivery notifications have all been good. That’s sucks to hear since it sounds like you’re as big of an Amazon fan as I am! 🙂
I’m with you though – I always order things well in advance of Christmas just to make sure there’s some time in case any problems creep up.
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I have a lot of friends that think blogging is just writing and want to get rolling with it. Nobody realizes just how much work maintaining the actual site is, especially if you want things to work in a particular way. I probably have an upper-hand over a lot of people since I work in IT and can do a lot of things that newbies might have a harder time figuring out, but either way, it’s a ton of work. Kudos to you, me, and everyone else who puts in the time and effort on these sites! 🙂
I don’t have an opportunity to post as often as you right now, so I’m still doing things the way you are working to get off of. I use MailChimp for my signups and use their RSS feed emails. However, I do my emails as a weekly newsletter, so the timing isn’t as big of a problem for me.
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Nice job on the 100th post! I always enjoy reading what you have to say!
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Now that I’m getting closer to FI, I try to spread the knowledge (as you do) to try to make sure others don’t go down that same path.
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So yes, I definitely agree with you that promotions make you more valuable to your company. And generally the pay will then follow and increase more than it would without the promotion.