My New Life: Two Years After Early Retirement

Wondering what a day in the life in early retirement is like? Eric travels to California to shadow Jason and find out what his FIRE life is like nearly two years into early retirement. We learn how Jason fills his days, hear his concerns pre- and post-FI, discuss the merits of part-time “fun” jobs, and the reality of finances.

Note: This content does not constitute investment advice and is being presented for informational and educational purposes only.

Show Notes

Essential Background:

  • Did you see our earlier episode called “What I Learned in My First Year of ‘Early Retirement'”? Our most popular video to date, this installment captures Eric + Jason’s discussion about the latter’s lessons learned in year one of RE.
  • How did Jason + Lorri decide where to relocate post-FIRE, and what are Eric + Laura considering for their own next steps? If you missed our two-part series on “Where to Live”, be sure to check it out here: (part 1 and part 2).
  • Talking With Our Spouses about FIRE” is the first part of our conversation with our partners on the show (part 2 here). To get the full picture of what Eric + Jason’s FIRE paths have been like, it’s essential to hear from Laura + Lorri as well.

Jason has been blogging since he left his career nearly two years ago. Part of that has included a series of milestones posts, in which he captures how he’s feeling at various points in time post-RE. At this link, you’ll learn more about what that journey has been like over the past two years.

What I’ve Learned From Two Years of Retirement is a great post by Fritz Gilbert @ The Retirement Manifesto, on his own experience in RE. No two FIRE journeys are the same, so we think it’s highly informative to learn from others’ paths too.

You can find information on the tools we mention in each episode along with additional information in the Resources section of this site.