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Welcome to Living on Fifty (formerly Retired by 40)
If we haven't met, I'm Gretchen. I am passionate about helping you create the life you want, without spending a fortune!
I am a 20-something, a struggling runner, chocoholic, and my husband and I are on a mission to retire by 40 - without sacrificing our quality of life now!
As a part of this mission, we're cutting our expenses, and growing our income, until we're able to live on 50% of our income. Want to follow along? Subscribe to the newsletter, or click the "Blog" button below.
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Hi There! The Genius Blogger’s Bundle is here! With 62 resources, 17 bonuses, and on sale for 7 days only @ 98% off, get it before it’s gone!. Thanks for visiting! In August, our family moved into our dream home, and while the home itself has been a blessing (along with the income we now […]
Happy 2017, all! I hope your holiday season was amazing, and that you were able to spend quality time with your family. I’m so excited to start the year off right with practical, helpful tutorials like this one that will make your whole year easier, happier, and healthier. Today’s project is one of my favorites […]
Never underestimate the power of small financial victories. Sometimes you make small changes, like paying an extra $20 each month towards your maxed out credit cards doesn’t always feel like it’s making a difference. After all, what good is $20 bucks a month when you’re accruing hundreds of dollars in interest each month. A larger […]
One of the first things we did when we started this whole personal finance journey was ditch our cable TV in favor of Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix. We got to enjoy all of our favorite shows on our own schedule and for far less money than our cable package cost us. We also started […]
We recently became landlords at the age of 26, and were thrilled to see a plan that was 3 years in the making come to fruition. Obviously, we did this because of some seriously awesome monetary benefits, but besides those our taxes are going to benefit from owning rental property as well. For those of […]
Happy New Year, everyone! There’s something so invigorating about the fresh start a new year provides, isn’t’ there? It’s like a new month, only way better. This is my December Online Income Report, and it’s monumental in more than one way: this marks my 25th income report, and my 500th published post on this blog. […]