Will Retiring Early Actually Make You Happy? [rebroadcast] | MHFI 194

Carl and Doug unpack the pursuit of happiness and the winding road to early retirement.  From life’s unexpected twists to the importance of relationships beyond the balance sheet, they explore what it really means to live a fulfilling life post-FIRE.  Listen-in for a blend of finance, philosophy, and insights, all served up with a side of personal stories & anecdotes.

Note: This is a rebroadcast of MHFI Episode 006 and 088. 

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0:00 Introduction

5:35 Thoughts on happiness

11:03 The science behind happiness

20:52 Pleasure, meaning, and challenges

24:35 Doug & Carl’s happiness histories

34:15 What did not lead to happiness

40:56 Happy times

47:43 Power of community

54:37 FIRE unhappiness

59:44 Easing into retirement

1:07:36 Self-doubt & purpose

1:15:33 Flexibility, sabbaticals, and career shifts

1:23:29 Advice for FIRE & happiness

1:35:44 Rapid-fire personal questions