And here are the goodies for this week…

Forget early retirement — people who saved enough money to travel for weeks or years say a ‘mini-retirement’ is just as rewarding (Business Insider) 

Coined by Tim Ferris in his book, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” a mini-retirement is a series of meaningful respites throughout your life in which you take a break from your career, rather than taking one final retirement at the end. It’s a time to step away from your typical routine and create a blank slate.

Dave and I have been toying with the idea of a “mini-retirement” when we reach FI. In case you think that this is a new concept, it really isn’t and has been demonstrated by so many out there who have shared their adventures and stories.

What’s the Most Important Asset? (Retire Early Helen)

Money is NOT the most important asset. Obviously, money is important.