Financial Independence Happens Faster Than You Think

If you’re one of the many young people just starting-out on the path to financial independence (or even an older person just trying to catch up), the numbers can seem a little daunting.  Using common retirement rules like the “4% rule”, a $1 million dollar portfolio can safely generate a mere $40,000 of income per year.

For many, this seems like a ridiculously small amount of income to earn from such a large amount of saved money.  Perhaps you were hoping for a much larger income in retirement…

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My New Job After Reaching Financial Independence

One version of my story is very simple — After reaching financial independence and leaving the corporate world, I became “jobless” and “unemployed”.  According to standard definitions, I don’t have a job because I don’t earn money from paid work.

But do I really not have a job?  Being a “jobless bum” is only half my story after all.  There’s also the version of my story where I’m also a multi-millionaire investor that’s retired from regular work…

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A Cash Flow Management Strategy For Financial Independence

Believe it or not, I’ve written this post a couple of times.  I’ve never published the previous versions because I’ve never been happy with how the post came across. Cash flow management is one of those topics that’s hard to put into words without sounding like some kind of arrogant know-it-all.

I honestly DON’T know-it-all and my cash flow management strategy is really based upon this fact.  That’s the honest truth…

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The Arrogance of Financial Independence Blogging

Today I’m going to take a break from my usual topics (investing, money, saving, being a stay-at-home dad, etc), and talk about something that’s been bothering me lately: Blogging.

Like many people, I was an avid reader of blogs before I ever decided to write a blog myself.  Over a decade before financial independence blogs became a thing, I was reading blogs about building incredible machines, investing in stocks, travel around the world, and mastering the art of frugal cooking.

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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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