Early Retirement

!! Exclusive (Totally Made-Up) Interview With Prince Harry and Meghan About Financial Independence!!

June 22, 2020
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Hey, everyone! For a little light-hearted fun, today’s post is a 100% made-up interview/story. But there’s a kernel of truth to it! Harry and Megs have indeed announced that they are pursuing financial independence, and I’m a massive supporter of this decision. FIRE is ultimately about freedom, and I’m stoked that people with fame and all different income levels are figuring it out. If I […]

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Slow down … FIRE is not a race

June 19, 2020
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(FYI … “Sank Farten” means “slow down” in Swedish. I’ve been yelling it at speeding cars on my street lately, but I just get strange looks in return :)) When I first stumbled across the FIRE movement, I’ll admit I was a little narrow-minded. I thought the goal of FIRE was to accumulate an insane amount of savings to reach financial independence as fast as […]

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Can you retire with a mortgage? How about 15 mortgages!?

June 8, 2020
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Good morning, all. Happy Monday! Some of you are excited to learn more about real estate investing. I’m no expert, but I do have a few rental properties and will share my experiences (and screw-ups) over time. I know real estate investing isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so I’ll keep posts like this light and sporadic. (Plus, J Money will kill me if I turn […]

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Getting my wife on board with the FIRE lifestyle

May 22, 2020
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[Happy Friday! Please enjoy more backstory on our man Joel who will be taking over the blog here shortly! See you back on Monday for one last week of hanging out together! :)] ******* It’s a common question in the personal finance community … “How can I get my partner on board with Financial Independence?” Tough to answer, because everyone’s relationship is a little different. […]

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New Book + Giveaway: “Keys to a Successful Retirement” by Fritz Gilbert

March 31, 2020
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Gooooood morning everyone!! So excited to share this new book with y’all from my long-time blogging friend, and occasional guest poster here, Fritz Gilbert from The Retirement Manifesto!!! One of the nicest guys in the community! Keys to a Successful Retirement: Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years This has been a project in his head for years now, and on May 5th […]

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New Book & Giveaway: “How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?” 2nd Ed by Todd Tresidder

February 11, 2020
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Morning!! My man Todd Tresidder, aka The Financial Mentor, just released the 2nd edition of his popular book, “How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?“, and his publicist was kind enough to pass me a few copies to give out today… If you’ve ever wondered this before (of course you have!), or want to see how it compares to *your* calculations and see if […]

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#156 on the “Million Dollar Club” makes good on pledge!

December 19, 2019
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That was the subject line of a new email I just got ;) For anyone unfamiliar with the “club”, it was a silly little thing I put together in year #1 of the blog to get people excited – and motivated – about hitting a million dollars, and in order to be added to it you had to share your list of things you’re planning […]

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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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