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 …

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 …

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 …