Sirwin
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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!


What Skills to Master Next?

11 Aug 2020 3 minute read 3 comments RealSociology

Now I'm my late 40s, I'm looking to pick up a few new skills to take me through the next 40 years or so. Got to keep learning! I generally enjoy learning new skills, and there's plenty of skills I'd like to develop - to list just a few, and in no par...

Cheap Land and Temporary Dwellings: Possible Keys to Breaking the Lock-In

10 Aug 2020 3 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

The ‘lock-in’ is where a habituated high expenditure lifestyle ties an individual to a 40 year working career and a post-60 retirement age. This is the norm in the West, but I calculated back in 2014 that an individual on median income could retire b...

How I earn a Living Through Blogging

29 Jul 2020 5 minute read 1 comment RealSociology

I earn a living through mostly through blogging. I still can’t believe it when I say that, but it’s true, and especially since my teaching income has dried up due to Covid, the blogging income’s all I’ve had coming in, and it’s kept me ticking over....

(Lack of) Income Review - Adjusting to a Low-Income Lifestyle....

21 Jul 2020 2 minute read 2 comments RealSociology

Well thanks to Covid-19, I’m officially in draw-down from next month! ### Ouch!Actually this isn’t anywhere near bad as I anticipated – my earnings for March up until now from My [ReviseSociology.com](https://revisesociology.com/) resources weren’t a...

A review of my progress towards extreme early retirement - six years on...

9 Jul 2020 6 minute read 0 comments RealSociology

Back in 2014, I was working full-time as a teacher in a sixth form college in Surrey. I'd had enough by that point, and I spent that summer holiday writing a book outlining my strategy towards early retirement, taking as a model the early retirement...