FIRE

Oct. 4, 2019

What is a FICO Score and Why Should I Care?

How do you know if someone is good with money? You could ask ten people and get ten different answers. However, if you ask a group of lenders how they know that someone is good with money, you’re likely to get a single answer: a credit score. More specifically, lenders ...

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Posted in FIRE, Real Estate
Aug. 27, 2019

Getting Going with the FIRE Basics

The FIRE movement is growing and for good reason. More and more people are realizing that their careers do not have to define their lives. In fact, they are looking for ways to achieve financial freedom and possibly leave the workforce altogether years or even decades before the traditional retirement ...

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Aug. 27, 2019

FIRE Math: Exploring the 4% Rule

Retiring early seems complicated. But is it really? The psychological and emotional aspects definitely present considerable challenges, but the math behind early retirement may not be as complex as it first seems. Consider this a primer on FIRE math, including the famous 4% Rule and how to run these numbers ...

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Posted in FIRE
Aug. 27, 2019

What is a Roth & Why Do I Need One?

You don’t want to work forever. In fact, if you read this blog, there’s a good chance that you are planning on leaving traditional work behind earlier than most Americans. That means you’re on board with the idea of not just retiring, but retiring well. Opening a Roth IRA is ...

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