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 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...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Challenge: Broken Arrows

1 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...

Splinterlands Challenge of the Week: Thorns!

28 Jan 2024 1 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Briar Patch in which every monster gains the THORNS ability. This means that any melee monsters landing an attack take two damage back at themselves! THORNS general strategy.... In my experience the best...

Money as a Content Type...

16 Jan 2024 3 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

I’ve been reading The Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos recently. In the most recent chapter: Bitcoin Design Principles he makes some interesting points about how Metaphors for Bitcoin (such as 'wallets') are probably mislead people about wha...

Splinterlands Battle Mage Secrets: Back to Basics!

14 Jan 2024 1 minute read 2 comments RealSociology

This week's Battle Mage rule set challenge was Back to Basics in which all monsters lose all abilities. However, summoner abilities will still be applied...! Back to Basics general strategy.... My general strategy is as follows: Higher health monste...