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What is the FIRE lifestyle? Graphically comparing 3 retirement strategies

Consider the FIRE lifestyle vs traditional retirement vs semi-retirement In the semi-retirement explanation post, I ran through some retirement plan comparisons focusing on the math behind the FIRE lifestyle (Financial Independence, Retire Early) and semi-retirement. I personally found the numbers to be liberating, but I also know it was just a lot of numbers. I …

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Mini Retirement — Planned vs Unplanned

Have you considered taking a mini retirement? I’ve written frequently about semi-retirement as a more-feasible option than FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early). However, mini retirement offers many of the same benefits — arguably, even more benefits!  Mini retirement can be a solution for several common financial questions. How can I retire and travel the world? For …

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The Common Good, Individualism, and Uncertainty in Personal Finance

What happens when we place an individual’s well-being over the “common good” of the community? Are government benefits reliable for the long-term?  Rebate checks vs giving teachers raises I recently read an article that explained that South Carolina taxpayers received a check for $50 each. The money is coming from taxes on a recent lottery …

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