FIRE, Invest Smarter, Maps, Taxes

Is Your State FIRE Friendly?

Congratulations! You busted your hump for years. You maxed out your income at your main job and picked up a few side hustles along the way. You always took advantage of all the ways Uncle Sam loves side hustlers. You stashed your cash in a solo 401(k), supercharged your savings with a cash balance plan […]

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Invest Smarter, Parenting, Side hustle, Taxes

Turn your kids into tax shelters

You never forget the birth of your children.  The circumstances of my three children’s birth were all unique, but there is one common thread that unites them.  Each time I held them close, looked directly into their innocent eyes and whispered in their ear – “I’m dad.  I will always love you.  I will always […]

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Earn More Money, FIRE, Invest Smarter, Personal Finance

It’s the Climb

I forget if it was His Holiness the Dalai Lama or Miley Cyrus who said: “Ain’t about how fast I get there.  Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side.  It’s the climb” Either way, they were right.  For many goals we set in life, the journey is more important than the destination.  When they […]

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FIRE, Invest Smarter, Laugh, Personal Finance

My Morbidly Obese FIRE

Physician on FIRE may not have invented FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)  but he certainly introduced it to me.  Before his blog I was saving and investing without a particular goal in mind.  Bogleheads and White Coat Investor taught me all about living below my means, investing early and often, diversification and tax planning.  It […]

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