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  • The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to "How Much Do I Need for Retirement?"

    The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to "How Much Do I Need for Retirement?"

    In the Financial Independence Club, we've got a little shortcut that goes by names like "The 4% rule", or "The 4% Safe Withdrawal Rate".. or simply "The SWR". As with all things financial, it's the subject of plenty of controversy, and... Continue Reading

  • Muscle Over Motor

    Muscle Over Motor

    It's definitely late fall here in Colorado, and the trees have dumped most of their leaves onto the ground. In my neighborhood, this invariably triggers a flurry of lawn contractor activity. A pickup truck pulling a long trailer full of equipment... Continue Reading

  • What if Everyone Became Frugal?

    What if Everyone Became Frugal?

    In the ongoing debate over early retirement, frugality, investing, and simple living, one point is often brought up by our detractors. It usually goes something like this: Well, maybe spending less and investing more works for you, but if everybody did... Continue Reading

  • The True Cost of Commuting

    The True Cost of Commuting

     It was a beautiful evening in my neighborhood, and I was enjoying one of my giant homebrews on a deck chair I had placed in the middle of the street, as part of a nearby block's Annual Street Party. I was... Continue Reading

  • Wealth Advice that Should Be Obvious

    Wealth Advice that Should Be Obvious

    We have been having a lot of fun around here, and thus straying into topics that are only loosely related to building financial freedom. These lessons can be handy, since getting rich is only the first baby step in living a... Continue Reading

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How Rich are You? Find your Net Worth, Spending, and Savings Rate

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Mr. Money Mustache can tend to get a little high-level at times, talking about all these feelings and philosophies that underlie the proper path to wealth. But you can’t just smile your way to the top – there are real numbers at work in the background, whether you understand them or not.  These can gang up and…
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