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Retire by 50

Retire by 50

In the summer of 2014, when I turned 41, I set myself the goal of retiring from paid-work by the age of 52. This blog charts my own strategy and progress, and explores different theories of financial independence and 'extreme early retirement'. It also provides the odd tip on how you might also retire early!


Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Dragons

3 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase anything from the Dragon Splinter so I opted for this new BEAST of a card... OK it is VERY heavy on the mana demand, but starting off with five damage, 6 shields and 11 health this is a...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Life Sapper

26 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Life Sapper from the Death Splinter... This is an interesting card for three mana with one magic damage, two health and two speed, but also Life Leach which can offset the low healt...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Mycelic SlipSpawn

11 Sep 2022 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Mycelic SlipSpawn from the Earth Splinter... While high in mana at 9 points this is one of the most essential cards to have in your Earth Splinter Line up - with a massive 10 h...

Stable Coin Yields on Polygon - August 2022 Overview...

29 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

There are still some decent yields to be had in several stable coin farms on several platforms on the Polygon Network. Polygon ranks 5th in terms of Total Value Locked on DEFi platforms, according to DefiLlama and ignoring Tron, the centralised scam...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Venari SpellSmith

21 Aug 2022 2 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the neutral Venari SpellSmith This is an interesting low to mid mana card at level 1 because it starts with the dispel ability, and one magic damage, but with relatively low health...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Dragons...

15 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Dragon Splinter... And I used the opportunity to take my kitty out for a stroll and the battle below is a demonstration of her awesomeness with plus two speed, truestrike and heal s...

How to Power up and Delegate your LARYNX Tokens...

14 Aug 2022 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

  The SPK Network recently enabled all LARYNX holders the capacity to Power Up their Liquid LARYNX tokens into LARAYNXPOWER and then delegate that LARYNX POWER to SPK node runners. Previously you had to run a SPK node to be able lock/ Power Up LARYNX...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Portal Spinner

31 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Portal Spinner from the Life Splinter.... This is a useful card at Level 1 with 2 damage and the randomizing scattershot ability, and with reasonable defence and health, but slow sp...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Hill Giant

26 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Hill Giant from the Earth Splinter... This is an extremely useful low mana card which serves as a useful tank with its relatively high health (for the mana) although it is slow and...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Flying Squid!

17 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Splinterlands Challenge of the Week was to showcase the Flying Squid from the water splinter... This is a useful, if mana expensive, card at level one - with high health, and both reasonable damage and speed, and the reach ability means...