• Those brewers websites were well worth the click, I’d never thought to hit no on them. We did a brewery tour earlier this week so appropriate. And no I don’t mean an actual tour, I mean a different brewery every day for a week. Anyway merry Christmas.

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  • Merry Christmas to you and the entire PoF party. And many, many thanks for clipping that burned-out roach of an FL article onto your roll here. Puts me right in the holiday spirit!

    Enjoy getting hopping with the brew kits… Now let me see if I can’t fool the airtight security on those brewery websites…

    Thanks again, and happy holidays!

    • Feliz Navidad to the FL familia!

      I’ll bet we could pool our resources to hire a crack team of Chinese and Russian Hackers to get past the brewery site’s firewalls.

      Or just click Yes. But it’s usually more fun to click No.


  • Thanks for the shout out, PoF! Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend. We definitely need to get together once we’re up there for a beer…or three. 🙂

  • Merry Christmas, PoF, and may the white cloud be yours this year.

    Thanks for the shoutout, and for the great recommendations. What do you think of WCI’s view? I love and respect the guy, though I think he might just be rationalizing his hedonistic treadmill a *tiny* bit. For most of us, life will get better when we stop working. Or maybe I’m the one rationalizing a “terrible, regrettable life” into one that seems pretty good.

    • Thank you, Julie. The cloud hasn’t been too dark thus far [knocks on wood], and I’m a little over half done with this 96-hour stretch.

      I think it’s natural to rationalize our decisions, and I think Dr. Dahle (WCI) probably likes going to work more than I do. I often remind myself what a great job I have, but I’d still rather be somewhere else.

      Merry Christmas!

  • Thanks for the inclusion, PoF!

    I also am interested in your thoughts on the WCI post! Aactually when I was reading it originally I was even hoping for a PoF response post. I wonder in 5, 10, 15 years where I’ll be on the spectrum.

    Merry Christmas and best wishes!

    • Glad to have you, LoaMS! You shared some good insights.

      My thoughts on the WCI post? Here’s a trade secret that you may have caught onto: some words are written expressly to provoke. A little controversy can make for some interesting discussion and drive traffic. This particular post was shared on Reddit, and probably sent more than a thousand readers to the site. Bogleheads, too.

      I disagree with his choice of words, but understand the premise. If you simply cannot wait to retire, maybe you chose the wrong profession, or the wrong job within it. If your life stinks, change your life. But there are plenty of people who will be happier with no job and no boss, and there’s nothing wrong with that, either.

      Merry Christmas!

  • Merry Christmas PoF! Thanks for the brewer list. That is some fun stuff!

  • Thanks for the mention. Happy holidays!

  • I like the list, but particularly from The White Coat Investor. When I first left the corporate world, I thought it was the answer. But now, at 43, I realize that I actually, kind of like my career… just not full time. I now work 2-3 days per week, never work on Mondays, take extended vacations, work on personal side projects and most importantly, I have no golden handcuffs… I mean no benefits. 🙂

    We live in Milwaukee, which is the brew city, so let us know if you ever visit and we will buy the beers!

  • Thanks for the shout out. I had a Pliney the Elder and thought of you yesterday. Thanks for working. The WCI post definitely is driving some traffic. I often wonder what I would do once Financially Independent, and I still think I would retire early or at least go down to 60%.

    I was talking to my brother-in-law (he runs his own business) and he said he would be bored if he retired unless he was wealthy and could do whatever he wanted. I suspect it is true, some people really do need their careers.

    Not me….at least that is what I say now. Take care and have a happy new year!

  • A great list of posts as always PoF! I may not always agree with the authors have to say, but they’re usually great food for thought!

    Happy Holidays!

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