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Chronic Illness: A Driving Force to Financial Independence

When you think about life after financial independence what do you think about? Most of us envision an adventurous future full of possibilities. There are so many exciting reasons to save money and stick with an early retirement plan, but joyful reasons aren’t at the top of everyone’s list. Among the crowds cheering for early …

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I Am Financially Free: Goodbye Money Worries

Do you equate financial independence with financial freedom? I’ve heard the terms used interchangeably but they don’t mean the same thing to me. I reached FI nearly a decade ago, but I’m still not sure I’m financially free. Financially Free What is the definition of financial independence? To become financially independent you must earn enough …

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Making Financial Decisions: Mixing Emotions with Math

I used to hate making financial decisions. I’d like to say it was just the big, scary financial decisions that frightened me, but in truth, even the teeny, tiny ones could stop me in my tracks. I blame my hesitancy on being a perfectionist. It wasn’t the bad choices that concerned me. I knew enough …

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The Option of Early Retirement

Oh financial independence; the holy grail of monetary freedom. The ability for our passive income streams and current assets to cover our expenses without another day of work. Thanks to FI my husband and I could throw in the towel on traditional employment. We’ve saved, invested and earned the right to step away from the …

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