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Every day, like most people, I absorb information. Most simply informs me or reconfirms a belief I hold (aka confirmation bias). But sometimes it changes a belief or creates a new one. Being open to change, the hallmark of a growth mindset, is essential for continuous self-improvement. So every now and then I stop and
Wile E. Coyote and Financial Independence Lessons learned from Wile E. Coyote's Pursuit of the Roadrunner
Our house has a large wash behind it. There are a lot of critters who call it home including roadrunners and coyotes. It’s kind of like the real-life version of the cartoon without the bombs and falling anvils. I love roadrunners but when it comes to the pursuit of Financial Independence (FI) the coyote has
POST Ki-taek: You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. No plan. You know why? If you make a plan, life never works out that way. Look around us, did these people think ‘Let’s all spend the night in a gym?’ But look now, everyone’s sleeping on the floor, us
POST LATER2FIRE Most people who’ve heard of FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) believe it’s only for people in their 20’s and 30’s. However, there’s a growing niche within the FIRE movement called Later2FIRE. It’s made up of people who believe they still have enough time to pursue financial independence (FI). They choose FI to learn
POST Growing up I heard horror stories about the 1929 stock market crash. Devastated traders jumping from windows and fortunes lost overnight. However I felt safe due to the distance that time creates. Surely something that terrible couldn’t happen again? Boy was I naïve. Fast forward to today where we are in the midst of
POST LATER2FIRE Becky Heptig from StartedAt50 is among the growing number of people discovering FIRE After Fifty. Her message to people Later2FIRE is it’s never too late. Soon after Becky walked on stage to receive her college diploma, she walked down the aisle to marry her college fiancé Stephen. Married life got off to a
POST Later2FIRE Deb Jacobs is among the growing number of people discovering FIRE After 50. In fact, her website is called FIAfter50. Her goal is to help others who are Later2FIRE find their way. Deb grew up during a time of Cinderella expectations. She believed she would marry Prince Charming who would provide for her.
POST As year end approaches, it’s time to review accomplishments and opportunities to improve the content we produce – blog posts, podcasts, newsletters and videos. Our goal is to make FIREwalkers a valuable source of information and inspiration. For more about FIREwalkers, check out our FAQs. Before diving in, I want to take a moment
POST Later2FIRE Members of the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) community have one overarching goal – to achieve Financial Independence (FI). While most members are in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, there is growing interest in FIRE from people in their 50’s and 60’s. They see potential in applying practices that enable younger people to
POST LATER2FIRE Everyone knows they need to save for retirement, but most people, regardless of age, fall behind. When asked why, they cite circumstances such as high housing and healthcare costs, having to support family, and not having enough income. However, there’s another, perhaps overarching reason: having a fixed money mindset. Fixed Money Mindset Many
POST LATER2FIRE 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 creditdonkey.com (I’m