About Retiredat50

We are a couple of 38 and 42 years old (just got one more year), leaving in Switzerland and wishing to achieve financial independence and retirement by 50.

We don’t have a real frugal life like some other blogger but we try to spend wisely and looking at all the sales opportunities to eat, travel and etc.

My wife and myself come from different horizon and continents but we have found the same way of living and objective in life, meaning being free.

We just started a new journey, we are going to buy an apartment in Switzerland, therefore retiring at 50, will be much more challenging. But the idea is when we want to leave for Brazil, we can rent our Swiss apartment and get a good rent, especially with the exchange rate.


I am not a licensed investment advisor. I am not an investment professional. I am also not a tax professional. I am not liable for any losses suffered by any parties.  Any transactions I publish are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities.

15 thoughts on “About Retiredat50

  1. Hi Retiredat50,

    I’m very glad to finally have found another Financial Freedom Swiss seeker!!!
    I guess you are the first blog I stumble upon actually!

    I look forward to read more of your posts!

    Good luck with your journey.


  2. RA50,

    I knew MP would have been the first to comment on your new blog as he’s been vigorously looking to meet other Swiss people taking on financial independence! 🙂

    Looking forward to your readings and how you plan on tackling early retirement.

    Best of luck,


    • At least I’m the first here – vs. you reaching more than 70% savings rate 😉

      Hopefully 2015 will be the year where FI/ER takes off in Europe!


  3. I thought the Swiss has it good. In my health economic class, there will always the slide where Swiss health ranking and education to be number one. Then I found your blog, you guy mentioned to move where else after retirement, away from the best healthcare and education, assuming you guys have, will have kids.


    • Vivianne,

      You are right for the health and education system. But we are not planning to have kids.
      Regarding health care, if you have enough money you can find excellent clinic everywhere in the world.

      So looking only at he health point of view, the other factors will compensate much more.

      Cheers, RA50


  4. Hi Retiredat50,

    good to hear about another FI blogger in Europe! We live in Stuttgart, Germany, reached FI this year and we’ll organise a European Fi Week in 2016. I’d like to get in touch with you to hear your thoughts about it and see whether/how you’d like to participate.
    Looking forward!

    Mr&Mrs W
    from http://whatlifecouldbe.eu


  5. Hello,
    I just came across your blog and I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of stock broker do you use from Switzerland? Interactive brokers. I am writing a blog on international investing so it would be nice to hear how people invest from other parts of the world. Thanks.


  6. Switzerland, what a great country to retire! Been there about half a dozen times and enjoyed it very much. Love the landscape and scenerie, very pretty. Good luck on your journey.


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