Today is the 45th edition of our periodic guest post series called 10 Questions and a Pizza Place. (The 1500′s are pizza fanatics.) We have a list of 17 questions we pose to fellow financial bloggers, and they are free to pick and choose 10 or answer all 17. Let us know if you would like to be featured in a future edition of 10 Questions.
There are a lot of bloggers with early retirement dreams, but Justin from Root of Good actually crossed the threshold into early retirement at age 33. He tells his early retirement story, and his after retirement experiences at www.rootofgood.com.
Why is your blog so awesome?
I write with a personal touch. I talk about my own early retirement experience, how I got there, and tricks you can use to get there, too. However, it’s not all business at Root of Good. There’s the occasional silly post. I also like to share tales of my travels and photography.
Here are a few of the most popular articles at Root of Good:
How we made a six figure income but pay almost zero tax: $150,000 Income, $150 Income Tax
How we developed our $32,000 retirement budget: Developing A Retirement Budget
The full story explaining how I retired at 33: Early Retirement at 33: An Overview
One of a series of almost-monthly updates on what I’ve been enjoying in early retirement: Loving Nine Months Of Early Retirement
What is the worst financial mistake you made?
I have to pick just one? I’m tempted to say “going to law school.” It took three years to get the Juris Doctor degree, cost a fair bit of coin, and I missed out on three solid years of earning money in engineering (which is what I ended up pursuing full time). Continue reading