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Is it Fair for Companies to Slash Pay for Remote Workers?

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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With the pandemic slowly receding into the rearview mirror and earning an average of…hmmm, let’s see…0 out of 5 stars on Yelp for, and I quote, “sucking ass,” now seems to be a good time to sit back and reflect on why none of us want to ever do this ever again. But even though the pandemic was (and in many parts of the world, still is) a horrible experience for everyone, there are a few rays of positive change that managed to sneak their way through the gloomy, COVID-infected storm-clouds. I’m talking, of course, about all the socially accepted […]

Reader Case: A Waiter’s Story of Financial Independence

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FIRECracker is a world-travelling early retiree. She used to live in one of the most expensive cities in Canada, but instead of drowning in debt, she rejected home ownership. What resulted was a 7-figure portfolio, which has allowed her and her husband to retire at 31 and travel the world. Their story has been featured on CBC, the Huffington Post, CNBC, BNN, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance. To date, it is the most shared story in CBC history and their viral video on CBC's On the Money has garnered 4.5 Million views.
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Now that the family health emergencies are behind us (knock on wood), we finally have time to go back to writing more articles and helping you, our readers, get to FI faster. That means it’s time for another reader case! This one immediately caught my eye because this reader is not your stereotypical tech nerd FIRE enthusiast. I couldn’t wait to share their story to inspire as many of you to pursue FI as possible. You don’t need an engineering degree to save a buttload of money and this is proof. Hi Kristy and Bryce. I am a waiter in […]

Reader Case: Military Family Nearing FIRE

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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As FIRECracker recently mentioned, we’ve been dealing with seemingly back-to-back family emergencies lately. Everyone’s fine now, and as a result we’re going to try to get back into our “normal” rhythm of two articles a week. So on that note, FRIDAY READER CASE TIME! Today’s email comes from the US of A, with a big-income-big-spending family coming from a rather unlikely field: The military! Hello from the Southern USA! Just finished “Quit Like a Millionaire” this weekend which led me to your blog. Been binge reading posts and saw the option to write you both. First I want to say […]

It Just Got Easier to Have Your Student Loans Forgiven

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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There’s been a ton of political intrigue coming out of Washington in recent weeks. President Biden is trying to push through a $3.5 trillion infrastructure spending bill that the Republicans are hell-bent on blocking. There’s a big brouhaha in Texas about abortion rights. And the debt ceiling almost didn’t get raised, potentially threatening the credit of the US government (again!). All those stories have already been covered by the mainstream media, so I’m not going to rehash those here. But one story caught my eye when it briefly popped up on my newsfeed for a day before being buried by […]

Reader Case: Can I Retire on an Office Administrator’s Salary?

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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It’s been a while since we did a reader case study, so I thought I’d dig into the old mail bag today and see if there are any interesting ones. Enjoy! Hello Bryce & Kristy! First of all, thank you so much for reading this email!! Love your work! I read your book & started following your blog back in January 2020 & have been following the FIRE community since early 2018. We may not be your typical reader case since we own a home (& love it) & want to have a kid. (Totally opposite from you guys, haha.) We are very young […]

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