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From Go Curry Cracker … When you are accustomed to saving a high percentage of income every month, quitting your job and living off your portfolio can be intimidating. Instead of receiving a steady stream of paychecks, suddenly money is flowing out of those accounts! Income becomes inconsistent. There is a mix of 401k/IRA, Roth, and Brokerage […]
From Keep Thrifty … My childhood was one of fairy tales. I grew up in a mansion with staff attending to my every need. My every desire was granted. This was all thanks to my father’s success. Imagine you had a 9-figure inheritance with your name on it. Now imagine it disappeared. Now meet Liz, […]
From Mustard Seed Money … “Personal finance is personal for a reason. What works for one person may not work for another. It is up to you to determine how quickly or slowly you want to move towards your goals. The emphasis is still maintaining enjoyment in life. For some people that may mean working […]
From Bitches Get Riches … “The gender wage gap is a many-tentacled hentai monster. What is its primary driver? Is it choice of career? Education? Lack of mentors and sponsors? Familial commitments? The high cost of childcare? Lopsided domestic duties? Ingrained sexist attitudes in the culture? Unconscious bias during the hiring process? Biological differences in the […]
From Savings and Sangria … So I was watching Disney’s Up (for maybe the millionth time). And I died a little bit inside every time Carl and Ellie had to spend their Paradise Falls savings to cover a run-of-the-mill little emergency. And I thought that’s the perfect illustration for why you need an emergency fund separate […]
Do you have a financial emergency plan? Many people have an emergency fund – but do you have a plan for how you’d handle your money in a financial emergency, like a sudden job loss, were to hit you? Related
From Every Day by the Lake … I’ve held a job consistently (save for a few months of being laid off) since I’ve been 15 years old. Going to work and providing an incrementally improving quality of life year in and year out was just something I was supposed to do. But recently– my ego, […]
From Accidental FIRE … “I’m an impatient person. It’s a trait I’d rather not have and am constantly trying to improve on. It only makes sense that the lack of free time due to a 40+ hour W2 job feeds that trait. When you get home after a long day at work and have to […]
From Financial Samurai … Early retirement is nice for the most part. But there are plenty of negatives nobody likes to talk about. Let’s explore the downsides to retiring early. It’s been six years and three months since they took my paycheck away. For all the glamour of living an early retirement lifestyle, there are plenty […]
From Get Rich Slowly … I spent the last 18 months making Playing with Fire, a documentary about financial independence and early retirement. Here’s what I learned in the process. Five Lessons Learned Making A FIRE Documentary | Get Rich Slowly Related