Sirwin
Sirwin
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 Battle Mage Challenge: Heavy Hitters

19 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Heavy Hitters in which every monster gains the Knock Out Ability, which does double damage to stunned monsters! Heavy Hitters general strategy.... There is one basic rule for this strategy, IF you are go...

Battle Mage Secrets Weekly Challenge: Healed Out!

10 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Healed Out in which every monster gains the return fire ability at the beginning of the battle... Healed Out general strategy.... If you want to play this defensively, the only option you've got left is...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: Fury!

28 Apr 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Fury in which every monster gains the Fury ability. This means every monster does double damage against taunting monsters! Fury general strategy.... Well there's not too much to say, other than AVOID any...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: Fog of War!

20 Apr 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Fog of War in which monsters lose the sneak, snipe and opportunity abilities.... It's almost as if you can relax a bit more with this ruleset! Fog of War general strategy.... You're basically left with o...

Splinterlands Challenge of the week: Having a Blast!

22 Mar 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Explosive Weaponry in which every monster gains the blast ability at the beginning of the battle... With blast attacking monsters do half the damage against neigbouring opponents! Blast general stra...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Secrets: Equalizer...!

29 Feb 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Equalizer in which every monster gains the same base health of the monster with the highest base health on either team. Buffs are added on after. This is possibly my favourite ruleset of them all! Equali...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: Earthquake!

24 Feb 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Earthquake in which every monster which doesn't have the flying ability takes two damage to health at the end of each round. Earthquake general strategy.... I tend to find that it's most definitely...

Splintlerlands BattleMage Challenge: CounterSpell!

19 Feb 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Counter Spell in which every monster gains the reflect ability at the beginning of the battle... Counter Spell general strategy.... As with other countering rule sets I usually find it's best to avo...

What Splinterlands cards to buy next...?

10 Feb 2024 2 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

Now that both LAND and Rebellion are in full-swing the SL market is starting to market and card prices across the various sets seem to be levelling out in relation to both $ per PP and rental returns. Only a couple of months ago by far the cheapest w...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: Broken Arrows!

4 Feb 2024 1 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Broken Arrows in which ranged monsters may not be used! Broken Arrows general strategy.... Offensively you will be relying on Given that you are going to be getting either magic or melee you have to pick...