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Why did I hate writing earlier?

I hated writing in the primary school.  The negative feeling lasted through my years of middle and high schools, college, and beyond.  Writing was such a struggle. Luckily my engineering career didn’t require much serious writing.  Just some Powerpoint slides with bullet points would do the trick.  The truth is that, most of my colleagues had similar attitudes toward writing.  We were good at numbers, and horrible at...

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Don’t blow the early retirement

I always remind myself: don’t blow the early retirement, as it didn’t come easy. Last month, Tom of Dividends Diversify wrote a great article “The One Early Retirement Book to Read Now!”.  Tom talked about the book “Work Less, Live More: The way to semi-retirement” by Bob Clyatt. I read the book this month, and really like it.  One of the chapters is called “Don’t blow it”.  Tom...

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Inner city education in US

I’m back.  During the break, I watched a lot of football games.  As an Ohioan, I feel proud that the Browns tied with the Steelers during the first game.  That’s cautiously encouraging for the Browns. I just finished reading the book “Man Overboard: Confessions of a Novice Math Teacher in the Bronx” by Ric Klass.  This book is so good, and I can’t wait to share it with...

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Taking a break

Hey, everyone, I’m going to take a break from blogging. The football season just started.  As the weather gets cooler, it will be a great time enjoying the games. This blog has been going on for 10 months, much longer than I originally expected. All the topics I liked to talk about were pretty much covered. Here I would like to thank each of you for your time...

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Some thoughts after visiting the Air Force Museum

The National Museum of the US Air Force is located in Dayton, Ohio.  It’s about one hour away from where I live.  Having lived in Ohio for almost 20 years, I always thought about visiting the museum.  For some reason, it had not become a reality until lately. This summer, I went there not just once, but twice, thanks to my early retirement. I went to Dayton in...

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Retiring early is about embracing the unknowns

Retiring early was my dream for many years.  But I didn’t get serious until 2007, when there were a lot of re-shuffles where I worked at as an engineer.  And it got worse and worse as time went on. The overall moral was very low.  The work load and stress was suffocating.  As a result, I started speeding up my saving and investing, and preparing for my early...