If standard personal finance advice is to diversify your investments, might we apply the same reasoning to our most concentrated relationship investment?
FIRE can create a hole in the fortress of your life’s social structure that, left untouched, might be your downfall. The solution? A “social index fund”!
Is your pursuit of financial independence defined by “needs” or “wants”? And what’s that have to do with your chances of success and satisfaction afterward?
Wealth vs income—what’s more important for your success? Once you have ”enough” in your pursuit of FIRE, what are the trade offs of losing your high income?
Thinking of taking social security at 62? You might be surprised by what the math behind drawing social security early and investing the benefit looks like!
Doubt creeps into all of our paths to financial independence, especially as emergencies come rolling in. But what if the bigger risk is, well, not?
Will inflation wreak havoc with your early retirement plans? Does the 4% rule account for it? And how do you determine how much money to withdraw yearly?
If achieving financial independence is all about getting the most from the least, might nature unlock satisfaction and excitement along the way?
I expected that moving to part-time work would have its benefits. What I didn’t expect was how much I learned about myself.
My career was costing me over $2,000/month! This is how I cut my “cost of working” and built a faster and more satisfying path to financial independence.