John is an early thirty-something wannabe retiree. He studied history and political science in college and grad school and like many liberal arts majors discovered that the field didn’t pay anything. He grew up in a home that followed sound, conservative saving and investment rules but is going out on his own looking at ways to accelerate his income and assets and retire decades earlier than normal. This blog will document the journey and, with luck, will inspire others to do the same and escape the rat race.