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How an Internship Saved Me from the Law and Why Everyone Should Try It

Check out The Biglaw Investor or read How an Internship Saved Me from the Law and Why Everyone Should Try It (Biglaw Investor: The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). Show More Summary

Breaking Away from Financial Dependence on Your Parents

In the past, I have looked at how parents can help their adult children move from a state of financial dependence on their parents to a state of financial independence from their parents – More Summary

Five steps to make more money while growing your career

This is a guest post from ESI of ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (“E”, “S”, and “I” — get it?). It’s written by an early-50s retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what’s worked for him, and details how others can implement those ideas in their own lives. Show More Summary

A physician cancels his life insurance policy. Here’s why.

My blog is called “DiverseFi” because my path to financial independence was not the typical one. Although I’ll talk more about this in another post, my journey neither started from humble beginnings nor was frugality my guiding principle. In fact, it was only after discovering the FIRE community, did I realize that I was indeed […]

Signaling More Independence from the US, the World Bank Phases out its Support for Fossil Fuels

By  Jason Kirk,  Elon University The World Bank, which provides developing countries about US $60 billion a year in financial assistance, is officially phasing out its support for the oil and gas industries. This move brings its actions...Show More Summary

Intuit’s QuickBooks Brings Small Businesses and Independent Contractors Closer at Tax Time — and More

Categories: Finance, Industry News, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: L1, technology Financial software giant Intuit announced Wednesday that it is adding two new tax-related features to its QuickBooks products. Show More Summary

Ben Silverman & Howard T Owens’ Propagate Gets Backing From Raine Group

Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens' independent TV studio Propagate has secured a significant financial investment from global merchant bank, The Raine Group. The exact amount was undisclosed but will be used by Propagate to accelerate the company's global growth. Show More Summary

5 reasons to keep working after financial independence

I was browsing the Bogleheads forum last night, and my eyes naturally gravitated to the thread titled “What is FI if you love your job?” The short answer is that FI is financial independence. Nothing more, nothing less, and it doesn’t look any different if you love, hate, or feel indifferent towards your job. The […]

MarVista Announces Several Key Exec Hires & Promotions In Business Operations Expansion

Independent studio MarVista Entertainment is expanding its business operations, naming Darrell Cross as its new Chief Financial Officer and Jody Cipriano as Head of Global Distribution. The company also is growing its business and legal...Show More Summary

The Three Levels Of Financial Independence: Because Money Is Only Part Of The Equation

Reaching financial independence is the holy grail of personal finance. But what does financial independence really mean? In this post I’d like to determine the various levels of financial independence. That’s right. Even in financial independence there is no one size fits all since everybody has a different desired standard of living. Show More Summary

J.D. on the NewRetirement podcast: Financial independence, purpose, and happiness

From time to time, I make podcast appearances. Last week, for instance, I recorded three episodes for various shows — including a l-o-n-g discussion with Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins about the pros and cons of the new Star Wars movie. Show More Summary

Profiles of Successful Dividend Investors

We all invest in dividend stocks in order to achieve financial independence. I find it very motivating to read the stories of long-term dividend investors, who started from modest beginnings and turned into multi-millionaires after decades...Show More Summary

Official: Cibola County may be bankrupt by end of February

Officials say a New Mexico county is in deep financial trouble and may be bankrupt in 60 days. The Gallup Independent reports Interim Cibola County Manager Valerie Taylor says the … Click to Continue »

Who Are You Doing This For?

The path to financial independence is not an easy one. It requires you to repeatedly avoid the path of least resistance in everyday life. You have to choose the harder path, over and over again, until it becomes natural. Any time you’re...Show More Summary

Avoiding the Trap of Financially Dependent Children

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a number of conversations with parents of adult children, both independent and dependent. Since my own children are growing older, I wanted to know about their experience helping their children get ready...Show More Summary

Can a bear market take away your financial independence?

You did it! You worked, you saved, you conquered. Your investments add up to 25 times your expenses, or 30 times, or whatever your magic number is. You have achieved financial independence (FI), however you have chosen to define it. What’s that low rumbling sound I hear? Is that a bear coming out of hibernation? I won’t pretend […]

How we cut expenses by $120+/month

Looking for ways to cut expenses? Here are three things we did to cut expenses by $123/month, every month … Spending less than you bring in is critical to achieving financial independence. The two ways of doing this are (a) cutting expenses and (b) increasing income. Show More Summary

Money Can Buy Happiness. Here’s How.

“Financially independent people are happier than those in their same income/age cohort who are not financially secure.” – The Millionaire Next Door, page 46 If you want to buy happiness, the best thing you can do with that money is to use it to approach financial security, and then do that same thing consistently each time you want to buy happiness. Show More Summary

Visualize your budget flows with a Sankey diagram

There’s a new fad in the financial independence subreddit, one that might be fun for Get Rich Slowly readers to play around with. People have discovered Sankey diagrams, a type of chart that makes it easy to visualize data flows. That sounds sort of geeky, I know, so it’s probably best to show an example. Show More Summary

Physicians: It’s possible to be frugal, but not cheap

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a frugal physician. Frugality has served me well, and I wouldn’t be financially independent without that quality. Yes, I refer to frugality as a quality, and as far as qualities go, it’s a quality quality to have. While not everyone thinks of frugality as a decidedly positive […]

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