Can Multi-Child Families Reach Financial Independence?

If you’re a parent (or a soon-to-be parent) and you’re interested in financial independence, you’ve probably noticed a certain demographic is missing from our little community — Lots of kids.

That’s right, children!  If you scour the rockstar finance directory you’ll find 1471 personal finance blogs (as of the time of this writing).   Of those blogs, you’ll find that the vast majority of them don’t have families…

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December 2017 Dividend Income And Expenses

December is the time of year for food, families, and fun.  Oh, and breaks from blogging too!  I decided to take the last two weeks of December “off” from blogging, and focus on family this year.  It was great to have a break from blogging and my regular stay-at-home-dad routine. 

Like last year, we stuck to our usual modus operandi — having a rock-socking fabulous time all-the-while keeping our spending low…

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The $10 Million Dollar Question

Last week I was shaking my metaphorical fist at judgy relatives, and expressing my frustration about the consumerist culture here in the States.  It’s hard for people to believe that we actually choose frugality, rather than having it forced on us.  Despite our financial independence and growing portfolio we see little need to increase our spending.

Not everybody believes us though…

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Holidays And Relatives

Happy Holidays!  It’s a big holiday weekend in the United States, and the biggest shopping weekend of the year.  If you’re the sort of person who reads financial independence blogs (instead of shopping), you’re probably hanging-out at home with family.

The holidays are the time of year when families gets together.  Mostly to do a lot of eating, and plenty of talking.  Our family is no exception.  We eat.  We talk.  We play a few board games. We eat some more…

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Does FIRE Have Longevity Advantages?

For those of us reaching FIRE in our late 30’s and early 40’s, our retirement timelines are a little longer than average.  Many of us are planning retirement periods of 40 years… long enough to reach the end of a typical human lifespan.

But what if we’ve been planning it wrong all along?  What if FIRE also has hidden advantages that allow early retirees to live longer than normal lifespans…

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