There are a few places that have also been huge inspirations to us as we start this little journey. They’re all worth a read!
Mr. Money Mustache – Probably the ultimate early retirement blog, it’s worth reading in full
RootofGood – Awesome technical details on all the ins and outs of earlier retirement math. Worth a full read.
Go Curry Cracker – A couple decides to leave their corporate jobs, uproot, and travel the world
1500 Days to Freedom – Very similar story to my wife and I. Guy with a good job and a couple kids wakes up to the possibilities
Frugalwoods – Couple decides to leave their big city jobs and move to the woods
Great sources of cold hard data!
Fred Database – The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank’s economic database. An awesome collection of economic data from the US and international sources
Numbeo – A crowdsourced cost of living data from around the globe. Awesome data set that you can contribute to!
Quandi – Another great source of economic data. You can register for a free account, and the unpaid tier has pretty much anything Grizzly Dad would ever want (and he’s a HUGE econ nerd)
IRS and IRS Retirement Plan Websites – If you want to research the tax code, and who doesn’t want to that, this is the place for you
Key Tax Facts – A couple handy little one sheeters for critical tax information. VERY useful throughout the year when trying to optimize your tax situation
Tax Calculator – Very simple, easy to understand tax calculator. It won’t work for complicated situations, but for your basic W2 info it’s golden.
Affordable Care Act Subsidy Calculator – Easy to use health insurance subsidy calculator.