Start Your FIRE Journey: The 10 Stages of Financial Independence

19 March 2020 - Financial prudence is more relevant than ever. The COVID-19 virus is disturbing the health, social and economic fabric of our world. Right now we have much more pressing concerns than Financial Independence. However, I still believe that the basic concepts of FI (live well below your means, save and invest) apply …

Improve Your Life Beginning Today with One Simple Idea

Are you ready to transform your life in a powerful way? Are you ready to take back control of your own destiny... from your employer, from your clients, from your stuff, from consumerism? This one idea has the power to improve your life within days and to radically change the trajectory of your life over …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 4: Invest

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. [14-minute read] You've just discovered this thing called FIRE... Financial Independence/Retire Early. It's new, it's exciting, it's very promising... ...but you're scared. You don't know anything about investing! Learning about investing and money seems daunting and about as much fun as watching paint dry! …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 3: Track

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. Welcome back! This is the third post in the series on beginning your personal journey to Financial Independence. Did you read JL Collins' The Simple Path to Wealth? This was your homework for Step 2: Learn. It is my favorite easy introduction to money …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 2: Learn

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. This blog series aims to help you tackle the fear of investing, move past it, and take action to start your FIRE journey in as little as two weeks! Welcome back! Apologies for the delay. I had intended to post one step per week …

Limited Time: Watch the ‘Playing with FIRE’ Documentary for Free

Are you curious about the Financial Independence movement? Do you wish there was a way out of the rat race? This film provides hope. Released in 2019, it offers viewers a way out... freedom to build a life around the things you value rather than being trapped in the endless pursuit money to make ends …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 1: Think

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. This blog series aims to help you tackle the fear of investing, move past it, and take action to start your FIRE journey in as little as two weeks! Last week, in the first post of this series, the Introduction, we defined FIRE, discussed …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Introduction: What Is FIRE?

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. [TL;DR for post series: Getting started in FIRE and investing is easy, even if you are not a U.S. Citizen.] You've just discovered this thing called FIRE... Financial Independence/Retire Early. It's new, it's exciting, it's very promising... ...but you're scared. You don't know anything …

The Best Thing About Early Retirement in Spain…

... is I can ride whenever the f*ck I want! Today was not the best ride, not the longest ride, but I got out there. Lane's Inspirational Quote du Jour: It's not whether you succeed or fail, it's whether or not you tried! I wasn't 'feeling it' when I got on the bike. The wind …

Playing with FIRE: The Documentary

The first documentary about the FI movement is about to be released! It's been several years in the making. This is very exciting. Is FI hitting the mainstream? What will that mean to the movement and its participants? There has been some major name-dropping related to this film... Vicki Robin, Mr. Money Mustache, JD Roth, …