Opinion: Why does the early-retirement movement have so many haters?

5 complaints about FIRE that don’t really hold water

By JONATHAN CLEMENTS | MarketWatch

What could possibly be wrong with saving like crazy, so you can retire early? That’s the notion behind the Financial Independence/Retire Early, or FIRE, movement. Yet lately, I’ve read a lot of carping about FIRE, both in articles and in the emails I receive.… read the full article

These people left their jobs behind to retire early — then life got in the way. Here’s how they coped with FIRE plans gone wrong

This is what happens when your plans for early retirement are derailed

Alli and Matt Owen had $17,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen.

By MARIA LAMAGNA, REPORTER | MarketWatch

Gwen Merz, 28, is doing something she thought she’d never have to do again: hunt for a job.… read the full article

Oliver Nelson “Down By The Riverside”

Oliver Nelson & the Berlin Dream Band in Berlin -1970

Trumpets: Milo Pavlovic (Yugoslavia), Ron Simmonds (Canada), Carmell Jones (USA), Manfred Stoppacher (Austria), Harry Samp (Germany).

Trombones: Ake Persson (Sweden), Barry Ross (USA), Slide Hampton (USA), Jean Orieux (France), Kurt Masnick (Germany).… read the full article

Forget retirement — focus on financial independence

The FIRE movement is changing the retirement conversation

By MARIALAMAGNA, REPORTER | MarketWatch

One Seattle-area marketing professional told us she has mixed emotions about the word “retirement.” To her, it brings to mind a 70-year-old sitting in a rocking chair. Her retirement will be different.… read the full article

32 busted in federal drug crackdown in San Francisco

By JANIE HAR and SAMANTHA MALDONADO | Associated Press

San Francisco Crackdown
U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces a new federal crime-fighting initiative in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Seventeen federal law enforcement agencies will team up for a yearlong crackdown on a notorious area of San Francisco where open drug use has been tolerated for years.
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2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride

By Tim Stevens | Road Show

The new Acura NSX had something of a long, troubled entry into this world and, when it landed, didn’t receive universal praise. The original, beloved NSX was a car that flourished in an era of raw, direct sports cars — a tough act to follow any modern machine. … read the full article