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Quit Like a Millionaire is Available for Pre-Order!

After almost 2 years in the writing trenches, we are beyond excited to announce that our book, Quit Like a Millionaire is ready for pre-orders! If you’re ready to get a copy and want the freebies that come with it, click here. Otherwise, read on.   Buy from Amazon   It’s being published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and will be coming to a bookstore near you on July 9, 2019! (As of right now, if you pre-order from Amazon and you’ll get a 31% discount!) Now, I know I don’t get emotional often on this blog […]

Reader Case: Keep Calm and FIRE On

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Reader Case Time! Today’s reader case comes from Jolly Old England. Well, it used to be Jolly. These days English politics is more about acrimious name-calling and people throwing milkshakes at each other if the news is to be believed, but regardless let’s get into it, shall we? Hello Guys, Firstly, thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us all; it’s greatly appreciated. Secondly, we would love your help on evaluating how quickly we could be financially free based on our current situation 😉 We live in UK; near London. […]

The US China Trade War

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that the US and China have been getting…a little testy with each other. Dow Dives as Markets React to Trade War with China –CNN, May 13, 2019 Boston Fed President: Tarriffs Have The Potential To Slow Down Economy –CNN Business, May 22, 2019 Dow in Freefall as Terrifying 15 Year US China Trade War Looms Large –CCN, May 23, 2019 Yikes. OK so what’s going on here? Why are the US and China in a trade war? What does it mean for our investments? And what changes (if any) […]

Let’s Go Exploring! Sintra: Fairy Tales and Farts

This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I wasn’t always a firecracker. In fact, there was a brief period in childhood (which I’m embarrassed now to admit) that I wanted to be a princess. And no, not a fearsome warrior princess who throws fireballs. A Disney princess who sings. I wanted to be the Little Mermaid, dress up in pink frilly dresses, and twirl around the room singing “Part of Your World.” These days, you’re more likely to find me hiking a mountain in cargo pants than twirling in ballgowns. But from time to time, those […]

Reader Case: Should I Buy a House as a Passive Investment?

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Reader Case time! Today’s reader case comes from a familiar place: A Canadian wanting to buy a house because they want to use it as a “passive investment.” Hoo boy. Now I know that it may seem like we have a bit of an anti-housing bias on this site, but we’re not actually anti-housing as much as we are pro-math. We will go where the math takes us, and if it tells us that it’s OK to buy, we will say so. So with that in mind, let’s dive in, shall we? […]

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