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Blog posts about financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). Topics range from making more money with side hustles to investing and optimizing your tax strategy.

Fincon 2018 Recap: Memories + Magic (Dang, This Is Long!)

Fincon 2018 Recap: Memories + Magic (Dang, This Is Long!)

FinCon 2018 was so incredible! I made so many relationships with people I only knew online and it was simply a phenomenal experience. This started off as a short post, but meandered into an incredibly long piece of content. I’ve tried to make sure I’ve included everyone I met, but I’m sure I’m missing a bunch of people. If we chatted and I forgot you here, please don’t take it personally! I was majorly sleep deprived this week. Please send…

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What Is Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE)?

What Is Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE)?

Financial Independence, Retire Early is one of the best goals one can hope to accomplish. When you accumulate enough money to live on forever, that allows you to do whatever you want. Taking money out of the picture is one of the best things you can do. Here we go over what financial independence is, and how to achieve it. What Is Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)? Since the dawn of time, there existed a class of people who were…

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Survey Junkie Review: Make Money With Surveys

Survey Junkie Review: Make Money With Surveys

We decided to do a Survey Junkie review since we’ve heard so many good things about it. They’re pretty aptly named, “Survey Junkie”. The name suggests people are addicted to surveys, so it’s a great website for those who want to sit on their couch and each some extra money. Survey Junkie Review: What Is It? Survey Junkie is a survey site that aggregates a bunch of survey sites onto one platform so you don’t need to look through a…

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How To Save On Expense Fees: Vanguard Target Retirement Funds vs. DIY Admiral shares

How To Save On Expense Fees: Vanguard Target Retirement Funds vs. DIY Admiral shares

The Vanguard Target Date Retirement Funds are some of the most well-known funds out there. But did you know there was a trick to savings thousands in expense fees per year? We did the breakeven math on how much you need invested in each Target Date Fund in order to turn our higher expense ratio’d Investor shares into Admiral shares. If you’re a beginner or a passive investor, you want a diversified portfolio so you can passively invest and not…

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Geoarbitrage: Change Locations To Retire Early & Become Financially Independent

Geoarbitrage: Change Locations To Retire Early & Become Financially Independent

I remember getting my first paycheck and thinking,”Are you serious?! Where is the rest of it?”. That began my journey to considering geoarbitrage. What is Geoarbitrage? Geoarbitrage is short for geographic arbitrage. The basic definition of geoarbitrage is taking advantage of the difference in costs between two geographic locations, while having the same kind of lifestyle. I’d consider this to be the formula: Pick Whichever Increase in NW is highest = Post-tax(salary + capital gains if sold + other income…

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