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FinCon 2019 V4

FW 003 Live at FinCon 2019

PODCAST Show Notes This episode was recorded live at FinCon 2019 from the Washington DC Hilton September 2019. The show features 8 short interviews with: Dragon Guy and Dragon Gal from Dragons on FIRE Joanne from MoneyGodmotherBlog Steven from RxforFIRE Claudia from MsEngineeredWealth Becky from TwentyFree Dryden from SacredMoneyStudios Kathe Kline from RockYourRetirement Bob Wheeler from TheMoneyNerve

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Later 2 FIRE

POST I’m sure you’ve seen reports stating that many American’s don’t have enough saved for retirement. Just for the heck of it I Goggled: “how much do Americans aged 40-55 have saved for retirement”. My favorite hit was: “Retirement Savings by Age Show Why Americans are Screwed.” I also found this from (I’m not

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FW 002 Can Anyone Achieve FI?

PODCAST Show Notes Our guests are Doc G and Paul Thompson from the What’s Up Next Podcast Our topic is: Can Anyone Achieve Financial Independence We discuss: How Doc G and Paul teamed up Whether there is a minimum level of income in order to achieve FI Doc G provides examples of people who have

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FW 001 Introducing FIREwalkers

PODCAST: Show Notes In our first FIREwalkers podcast episode we: Describe what the show is about Explain our point of view Introduce ourselves For more information, go to About Us Highlight who we see as our audience Hop Spot Roy and I (and occasionally a guest) enjoy a new beer while we’re recording the show.

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Closing the Loop

POST: It’s kind of funny how life goes. When I was an undergrad student I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to study let alone what I wanted to do with my life. My degree in Social Sciences didn’t get me very far in my home town of Buffalo, NY. After college, I resumed

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Financial Independence

VIDEO My presentation on the definition of FI, a review of the 25x and 4% rules, a hybrid definition of FI, levels of FI and when I include a more detailed planning tool.

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Our goal is to empower you to live your life by following the path to FIRE.

Here are some of the ways that we empower you.


Our podcast will inform, inspire and motivate you by sharing personal, relatable stories, experience and expertise.


Whether you're 25 and just starting your journey or later 2 FIRE, our blog posts provide strategies and tactics that will empower you to make the best decisions for you.


Our YouTube presentations dive deep into personal finance topics and retirement.


We offer downloads of tools and provide references to other useful content.

The Path to FI

One of the reasons people choose not to do something is because “it’s too complicated”. Well one of the good things about FIRE is that it is not too complicated. In fact,  it is very straight forward.


Curiosity leads to awareness of new possibilities.


Many people are stuck with the belief they can't change. But it is possible to develop a growth money mindset.

Close the Gap

Get your level of financial literacy to at least "saver" (click icon). Identify and obtain the resources you need.


Calculate your FI number; create your budget; and set goals.

Just Do It

Make lifestyle changes that support your goals; stay connected with your community; and adjust as necessary. FI is not about sacrifice. Live below your means, spend wisely, enjoy life!


Or not. FI doesn't require the RE (Retire Early) part. FI means work is a choice.

Later 2 FIRE

We believe that the principles and strategies employed by the FIRE  community offer inspiration, motivation and a way forward for Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who are behind in saving for retirement

5 Principles of FIRE

1. Anyone can achieve FIRE 2. Have a growth mindset 3. Save prodigiously 4. Invest efficiently 5. Retirement is flexible


FIREwalkers develop strategies for increasing income, reducing spending, maximizing savings, efficient investing and their "why of FI". They develop a plan that ties it all together.


One of the great things about the path to FIRE is that you have community to support you. There are online communities comprised of bloggers, vloggers and podcasters who share content on Twitter, Instagram and Reddit. There are also in-person meetups, campfi and FinCon.

Call to Action

For anyone interested in learning more about Late 2 FIRE.