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Reader Case: Bay Area Conundrum

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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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Another Friday, another Reader Case! Yaaaay! Today’s reader comes from the Bay Area. Home of Silicon Valley, the Golden Gate Bridge, and some of the most unaffordable housing in the country. Let’s dive in, shall we? F&W, Thanks for your work. My partner (26) and I (29) have been reading for months and appreciate your insight and blunt honesty! Hoping you can give us your opinion on our situation… thanks in advance! Your gross/net annual family income Me: $100K gross / almost 80K net (including 401K and HSA, mine and employer’s contributions). not counting those, it’d be 57K salary net […]

Reader Case: Can this 24-year-old from DC Retire Early?

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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 Friday, and you know what that means: Reader Case time! And for the first Reader Case of 2019, we’re gonna pick a doozy. Income Gross Income: $95,000 (Combined) Myself: $50,500/year. My Husband: $60,000/year Net Income: $75,000 (Combined) Myself: $30,600 ( After tax, health insurance and 401k contributions) My Husband: $45,000 (we pay his taxes deductions at the end of the year) Monthly net income: Myself $2,550. Husband: $3,750 [Combined: $6,300/monthly] Monthly Spending: Transportation – $575 month (Ubers really add up quickly) [$6,900/year] Cable – $127 (he can’t seem to live without sports channels) [$1,524/year] Cellphones : $150 (both of […]

You Can’t be On FIRE if You Can’t Stand the Heat

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FIRECracker is Canada's youngest 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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“The markets are crashing, this whole FIRE thing isn’t going to work!” “The world is going to end! 2008 is happening again, we’re all going to be screwed!” “A recession is coming! Should I sell everything in my IRA?” These are just some of the comments, messages, and e-mails we’ve been getting lately. With the S&P 500 down 11% since the the beginning of the year and 18% from the peak, I can see why readers who haven’t been through a market crash would be spooked. But here’s the thing about becoming FIRE. You can’t be on FIRE if you […]

Reader Case: Does FIRE Math Apply to the Elderly?

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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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Today’s reader case is a rather interesting one. A reader is writing to us about their 70 (!) year old mother, and asking us how to manage her retirement finances. Now, finances for the elderly is a bit trickier than normal finances, because they can’t recover if anything goes wrong. This situation is doubly risky because I’m giving advice to the reader (who admits she’s relatively new to this FIRE stuff), and she’s relaying it her 70-years-old mom. The odds of a broken-telephone communication problem are high here. So while I’m happy to give my two cents, consult a financial […]

How Much Are You Paying to Work?

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FIRECracker is Canada's youngest 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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“Can you write about how much you’re paying to work?’” We got this e-mail from a reader recently. Apparently, once-upon-a-time I’d mentioned in a post how we don’t realize how much we PAY to work. I said I’d be writing about this in a future post, but then forgot to, you know, write it. Oops. In my defense, there are a lot of saunas and spas in Europe and they’re not going to visit themselves. Anyway…without any more excuses, here’s my better-late-than-never post on how much you’re paying to work: When we’re working, we love focusing on the fatness of […]

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