Early Retirement

Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

October 12, 2018
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Hi guys! This month’s feature is going to be different than the last one because you can’t go out and consume it *just yet*, but I wanted to get it on your radar because it checks off everything I look for in recommendations and thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek of it ;) It’s a new full-length documentary called “Playing with FIRE“, and it aims […]

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The 4 Flavors of FIRE – Which Are You Shooting For?

September 17, 2018
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Hey guys! So we all know that FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early here, but did you know that there were actually different *types* of FIRE that you could shoot for? Depending on how comfortable you want to be in retirement, as well as how long you’re willing to wait to get there? I caught these in that recent NY Times article that’s been […]

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10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

June 15, 2018
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[Please welcome back to the site today, John, aka “ESI,” from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance! We’ve lured him back after two years of retirement to share the negative sides of the early retirement coin (big thanks to reader Bill who prompted this!), and we hope this gives you a more fuller perspective on life after pulling the trigger… Since retiring early – or at […]

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The Four Pillars of Freedom

May 14, 2018
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I can’t remember if I’ve shared this before, but one of my favorite new’ish money blogs on the scene is a site called FourPillarFreedom.com. This guy’s always getting me to stop and think with his short and concise posts, and the infusion of data visualizations he sneaks in with every other article just sucks me in even further. Here’s one of my favorites to give […]

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PS: The less you spend, the less you need to earn!

April 23, 2018
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Three years ago I stumbled across a passage from Mr. Money Mustache that completely changed how I view my expenses. It came from an article I had read on many occasions prior – and is one of his most popular – but for whatever reason it never hit me as hard as it did then, perhaps because I wasn’t open enough to fully appreciate it […]

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How The Pursuit of FIRE Got Me a Girlfriend

April 6, 2018
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[Morning! Have a fun – and super adorable – story for you today by Erik of The Mastermind Within blog. The next time someone tells you you’re not going to find love being a financial nerd, you can just send them right to this post! ;) Happy Friday!] ******** Risk is a funny concept. Many people talk about risk like it’s something tangible and concrete. […]

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“I’m Semi-Retiring at 43!”

April 2, 2018
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Got another fun email for ya today! Got me grinning from ear to ear over here, and hopefully it inspires you to get out there and make your dreams happen too. Or at least try and get your expenses down even more – this woman is living off $1,000/mo! For a family of four!! How does she do it? Clues – and her budget – […]

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Desire Paths: The Unconventional Way to Live Your life

January 26, 2018
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[Hey guys! It’s been a little while since we ran a guest post here, but been getting quite a few really good ones lately so thought we’d bring them back on Fridays for a bit… You know, give you a little break from my antics and let some other brains shine for the day ;) So please enjoy one of my favorites from the batch, […]

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My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

December 27, 2017
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Heyo! Thanks for all my birthday wishes yesterday – still time to get me a gift if you’d like! ;) Time for our yearly round up of the most popular articles from the year… A great way to speed read if you’re new to the site and/or have forgotten all about it :) And boy did we cover a lot! From pensions to prison to […]

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Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family

December 1, 2017
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[Happy Friday!! Got a special guest to the site today, Bob Lai from Tawcan.com, who talks about what it’s like growing up in a family with FIRE in their veins. You can’t always help who your family is or how they manage their money, of course, but when you find someone rockin’ it (family, friend, colleague) be sure to latch on and learn from them! […]

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If You’re Smart Enough to Retire Early, You’re Smart Enough to Figure Out The Future

October 18, 2017
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Whenever I see gobs of hate hit our blog here, I know for a fact it’s been picked up in the media lately and people for some reason feel the need to go out of their way to spread the nastiness… Such was the case the other week when one of Mr 1500’s posts got picked up by Business Insider and over 200,000+ people viewed […]

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If Excel Had a One-Night Stand With cFIREsim

September 29, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you love numbers and forecasting and poking around new financial calculators, you’re going to enjoy this review of OnTrajectory today :) It comes from Gwen of FieryMillennials.com and should give you something exciting to do over the weekend! Haha… Hope it helps!] ********* Hi my name is Gwen, and I have a confession. I love spreadsheets. Not like, oh yeah occasionally I […]

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Money Doesn’t Matter. Until it Does.

September 20, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** My cover as a blogger was blown last year when a story about us went viral. I knew something was wrong when the blog went down. When it finally came back up, I had over 30,000 page visits and it was still before noon. On that day, we […]

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