Why Should You Care about Early Semi-Retirement?

  • Post author:Mr. SR
  • Post last modified:January 14, 2024

Have you ever thought about retiring early, but then became discouraged when hearing that FIRE should be achievable within 15-20 years? If so, early semi-retirement might be for you. Sure, if you're in your 20s or 30s, 15-20 years would still have you retiring well before the new retirement of 67, but it's still a long time. In this post, a guest post from Mr. Semi-Retire, you'll learn more about what exactly early semi-retirement is. There's more to…

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Book Review: You Can Retire Early!

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:March 14, 2024

I'm always looking for great new personal finance books. Not just for myself, but, more important - for all of you. Any book that can help you improve your finances is worth a read. And Deacon Hayes's You Can Retire Early! does just that. There's no shortage of personal finance books out there. Some are better than others and there will inevitably some overlap of information between them. That makes it difficult to stand out,…

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Barista FIRE: Bridging the Benefits Gap

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:March 16, 2024

Barista FIRE is an interesting concept. It's becoming increasingly popular, which could be in part due to rising health care costs in the US. And health care only gets more expensive as we age. From diabetes to cancer to heart disease, some of the most prominent diseases have a direct correlation to an aging population. It's for that reason that one of the biggest dilemmas early retirees face is: how am I going to deal with…

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Financial Independence Retire Early: What Is It?

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:May 31, 2023

Hey all! Hope you're having a fantastic evening (or morning, or afternoon). I'd like to discuss a topic that is central to my mission: financial independence retire early. This is such an important topic that I don't really need a reason to discuss it, but something actually did prompt me. Like so many people out there, I listened to Paula Pant's interview with Suze Orman recently. Now, despite Suze's apparently strong feelings on the matter, I…

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Starting The FIRE: How to Retire Early

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:May 31, 2023

I don't know about you, but personally, I definitely fret over the idea of working "forever." That's why, as mentioned on my various social media profiles, I'm starting the FIRE! Of course, I wouldn't actually work forever. But when I consider the idea of working until 65 or 67 - I figure I may as well be. Thankfully, my friends, I'm here to tell you that although I have yet to retire, and many people do work…

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