Monthly Archives: February 2018

What the Olympics and Financial Independence Have In Common

I admit it, I’m an Olympic junkie.  I’m sure I’m not alone in this community (or any other for that matter).  I can sit for hours and watch cross-country skiing and ski jumping, ice skating and even “sports” I don’t … Continue reading

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When Should We Take Social Security?

I am approaching a retirement milestone this year.  This is the year I turn 59 ½.  It’s not the first artificial line I’ve crossed on the journey (55 for getting at my 401k without penalty was the first), but it … Continue reading

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Inexpensive College Education – Are You Kidding Me?

One of the things I enjoy most about the FIRE community is the outside the box thinking.  It takes original thinkers to turn the work/life/retirement balance on its head and put themselves in a position to live the lives they … Continue reading

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