Hello From A Soon to Be Early Retiree


Hi All,

I’ve been blogging on and off for the past 3+ years on and off at http://eatthefinancialelephant.com/ when I had time while documenting my journey to FIRE. In the process I discovered a passion for writing. I’m sure I have crossed paths with many of you in that time.

I am done in 5 days on Dec 1 and will start writing regularly at https://www.caniretireyet.com/ after the new year. I am starting to get excited about having the time to devote to writing with more regularity, meeting many more of you, and FINALLY getting involved in the forums here to share and learn with you all.



Congratulations, Chris! The forums are a great place to hang out. Have a great last week of work!


Welcome to the forum.

Congrats on reaching FIRE.

You worked hard.

Enjoy it.


Welcome. Congrats on your retirement and for the writing gig with Can I Retire Yet. Darrow’s site is one of the best for early retirement, calculators, etc. That’s a great big feather in your cap.


Welcome to the boards, you will enjoy it here. And congratulations on reaching FIRE!


It was great to meet you at FinCon in person and I’m glad to see you here. Congrats on both finishing up with the PT job and the new writing gig with Darrow!



Thanks Vicki! I really enjoyed my time with you and Jeff at FinCon and look forward to chatting and getting to know you better here.

Thanks to all of you for the welcome actually!

Mrs. Groovy, just found you guys after hearing the Mr on the Choose FI Podcast this week. Great job.

And PoF, looking forward to “rappin” with ya. :grinning:


Hi Chris, Congratulations on your early retirement and welcome to the forums!




Fitting right in already! Welcome to our forum :slight_smile:


Chris, enjoy the last few days. As I said in my email to ya - Dirtbags Unite!