RH 018 Early Retirement and Voodoo Ranger

Show Notes

Retirement Segment

  • Celebrating the early retirement of Fritz Gilbert of The Retirement Manifesto
  • Fritz recounts the speech he gave at his retirement dinner
  • Fritz worked for the same company for 33 years
  • 6 Lessons Learned in 33 Years in Corporate America
    1. Save early, save aggressive, at least 20%
    2. Find someone to love unconditionally, no one is perfect, be quick to forgive and prioritize relationships
    3. Realize the ability you have to direct your own life – pursue autonomy
    4. Never stop being curious, never stop learning and pursue mastery – the desire to learn, explore and be creative
    5. Define your own purpose and invest your energy in that. It provides motivation.
    6. Learn from everyone you come in contact with and write down the lessons you learn

Beer Segment

The beer segment begins at the 16 minute mark.


the retirement manifesto

  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
  • Ingredients
    • American hefeweizen yeast; Hops = citra (grapefruit), centennial (aroma & bittering), simcoe & nugget (smooth bittering); malt = pale (American 2 row), wheat & oats
  • Color – deep pale orange, opaque haze (unfiltered)
  • Aroma –citrus with light grassy and caramel malt
  • Taste – a little sweet at the start becoming smoothly bitter; medium body; clean finish
  • 5% ABV; 42 IBU

2 thoughts on “RH 018 Early Retirement and Voodoo Ranger

  1. I enjoy the interaction between you guys with the guests. As I go through past podcasts I have listened to those topics that have been of interest and pertinent to my retirement. I really enjoyed the 50 things to have a successful retirement. I wish so many more younger people would listen to your wisdom especially as to planning and saving earlier in life. It has made our retirement so much better in so many ways. The Hop Water is everything Roy said it was. I look forward to going back through the rest of your work and look forward to future versions.

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