Tag: financial independence

How to Budget: Simplified

When I hear the word budget, what first comes to mind is a long spreadsheet showing colums of expenses, debts, and income, showing where every penny is going and how it is being spent. I also think of things like balancing a check book and spending hours each month worrying about how all of your

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RV on FIRE: Exploring Freedom

An important aspect of our blog is utilizing the platform to help become a more involved part of the financial independence community. While doing some research into the community, I came across one of my followers, Joe. Joe is the founder of RV on Fire, an amazing couple’s story of independence by means of their

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This is your only chance.

That was a bit dramatic but it’s true. I’m talking about our bodies. We only get one of these things and if we screw it up, there’s no do-overs. I’m going to discus how freeing up years of your life could be hugely beneficial to your health & fitness It’s not lost on me that

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What really matters in life?

Recently, the thought of the amount of time I have left on this earth has been on my mind. A good friend of mine, his brother just passed away at a young age, and this has spurred some talks between us. As my friend grieves, he has brought up the idea of how precious time

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A Night at the Movies: Playing with F.I.R.E review

Finally. For about a year now I have been waiting for the opportunity to see the documentary, “Playing with FIRE”. For those of you who aren’t familiar, this is a documentary focusing on everything this blog is about, financial freedom, independence, and overall happiness. When I first saw the trailer, I was so excited that

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Selling my house to become a Renter

Thats right, I just recently sold my house! What a relief. Back when I was 23 years old, I was about a year into my new career as a Police Officer. I was still living with my parents and now that I had such a grown up job, it was time to do the grown

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Let’s Talk About Roth IRA’s

As a teenager I started to get interested in the thought of investing. I had seen some retirement calculator saying that if I started just investing approx. $100 a week (only $5,200 per year) and continued to do this until I retire at the age of 62 I would have just over $1.25 million dollars!

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How much money do you need to retire? (4% rule)

Goodmorning everyone,  Today I’d like to go over one of the most vital steps that will begin to propel you towards financial freedom. Financial independence is a term that I toss around a lot and, at its most basic, FI is having enough money stored away or invested so that you now no longer have

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Let’s talk about investing: The Basics

Here we are, the topic everyone wants to hear about, investing.  This is probably the topic that sparks people’s curiosity the most, but also is the most challenging topic for us to get our heads around. This is due to plenty of good reasons. The stock market can be confusing. Hearing about The Fed, bonds,

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Emergency Funds

So you may be reading our past articles and realize that this whole financial independence idea is starting to sound pretty good. You are ready to embark on a path towards having the freedom to do what you want when you want to, but are still confused as to where to start. The investment side

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