Early Retirement

You may be a money nerd, if…

December 6, 2019
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You may be a money nerd, if… You track 2 different versions of your net worth You fund a college savings account – even though you don’t have any kids yet You own 3x more credit cards than you do shirts, because #TravelHacking You have a calendar item set up to check your credit report annually You go to FinCon every year – even though […]

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How much do you need for a day of *Freedom*?

November 11, 2019
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Caught this comment on the blog and had to run the numbers as soon as I saw it :) In response to our post on what you would do with an extra $1,000: Well, I kinda don’t need the $1,000 so I would invest it and get myself four days closer to FIRE as we are budgeting about $240 a day when we do blow […]

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Ben Franklin: The OG of FIRE?

October 28, 2019
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, B.C. Kowalski from FrugalWheels.com! Who challenges my notion that Warren Buffett was the original Early Retiree from our country, haha… But nope! Apparently ol’ Benny Franklin was ;) Take it away, B.C.!] ******* Did Ben Franklin invent FIRE? When Ben Franklin was 42, he worked out a deal with his partner in the print shop he built from […]

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New $$$ Book Out Today + Giveaway: Choose FI!

October 1, 2019
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Hey guys!! Another book drops from our community today – and it’s a big one! Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence by Chris Mamula, Brad Barrett, and Jonathan Mendonsa A copy you 100% want to own if you’re a fan of the Choose FI movement ;) Or just FIRE in general! These guys have lived and breathed this stuff for years now, and this […]

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Limited Edition FIRE Stickers! [Giveaway]

September 11, 2019
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What up, what up!!! Was handed a package of these KILLER new stickers at FinCon this week, and couldn’t help but spread the love even though I know we’ve been doing like a million giveaways here lately, haha… (Are you enjoying them all?? Annoyed already? Rather I switch to passing out cash money???! ;)) They come from the brilliant mind of MilitaryDollar.com, who’s only printed […]

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A Quick Thanks + A New $$$ Book on The Scene: “Retire Before Mom and Dad”

September 3, 2019
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Morning guys! Told you I’d be back :) It’s a wild feeling still blogging away here as if nothing ever happened, but here we are! Life keeps going on no matter what we do! And I gotta say – never in my entire blogging life have I felt so loved. Thank you so SO much for all the words of encouragement and congrats yesterday, and […]

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New book & giveaway: “Quit Like a Millionaire”

August 20, 2019
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Morning! Another awesome book came out while I was away, and wanted to get it out to y’all real quick while it was still hot off the presses :) It’s called “Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required“, and comes from two of my favorite FIRE bloggers on the scene, Kristy and Bryce from Millennial-Revolution.com. Haven’t had a chance to personally […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen for a hyper-dedicated FIRE enthusiast.”

June 27, 2019
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Morning! Got an interesting note from a reader of the blog, and thought I’d pass it along here in case it helps anyone else in a similar position :) FIRE is awesome, but it is not *everything*!! At least my personal opinion on it! Here’s her sitch, followed by my response and then hopefully some feedback from y’all since I’m not too sure I addressed […]

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The best FIRE gift I could have given my father

June 21, 2019
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[Happy Friday! Please enjoy this guest article today from fellow reader, and blogger, BC from FrugalWheels.com. I only hope my own sons will give me such a beautiful gift like this come Father’s Day 2035! ;) Congrats on the epiphany, BC!] ******* My gift to my old man whenever a special occasion comes along is almost always a book. I read a lot, and he […]

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My Original Millionaire “To-Do” List!

June 18, 2019
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Found this list skimming through some old journals last night and couldn’t help but smile :) First – because it’s just so dang nerdy!! But second – because it’s amazing what can happen when you actually put things down on paper and then GO FOR IT. We’re still a ways away from hitting that Double Comma Club, but it’s fun to see how many of […]

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Interesting Financial Rules to Follow (?)

May 29, 2019
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Came across this article from Kiplinger this morning, and can’t say I’ve heard of half these rules of thumb before, haha… Maybe that’s why they’re so breakable?! :) “Financial Rules of Thumb to Consider Breaking“ They’re bolded below, along with my own two (free) cents, and an attempt at comparing them to our own finances to see if we’re on track or not :) Anyone […]

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PS: Your life doesn’t magically change when you retire!

May 14, 2019
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Good morning! So USAA hit me up the other day asking if I’d like to partner with them on their #LifeUninterrupted campaign, and after reading the inspiration behind it I was sold on the spot: “For most people, retirement isn’t about luxury cruises and trips around the world. It’s about making sure their life can go on as normal once they retire. It’s continuing to […]

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Where are you on your path to Financial Independence? Take this test.

March 8, 2019
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Saw this on Twitter and couldn’t pass it up: In a nutshell: After you answer 20 super easy questions, it’ll spit out your rank and roughly where you stand in your journey towards financial freedom right now :) It comes from a newer blogger on the scene, Cashflow Cop (such a good name!), who was inspired by posts from Joel at FI 180 and JD […]

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17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

February 19, 2019
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Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful ;) Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I wanted to highlight some of my favorite tips here in case you’re looking to speed up […]

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