The FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) works on a simple premise. Save and invest enough money and eventually, you’ll have enough that your investments can support your lifestyle. As the FIRE movement has grown and evolved over the years, different sub-categories of FIRE have been defined. I’ve written about two of my favorite types […]
It’s been over two years since I quit my job and started following a different path, making a living using my own wits, rather than relying on an employer for my livelihood. These days, I earn my living by writing and doing gig economy work. It’s not a glamourous life, but it’s an enjoyable one for me.
Making this big leap wasn’t something I did overnight. It took years of work – work that came with no guarantees.
You have to give yourself permission to try, even when you’re trying something with an uncertain outcome. Here’s how I gave myself that permission.
This past year has been one of the craziest of my life – not just because of the pandemic, but also because of how much my life has changed. Of course, I’ve had big life changes before. Graduating from law school, starting my first job, getting married, quitting my job to pursue self-employment – all […]
A common piece of wisdom is to never put all of your eggs in one basket. This makes a lot of sense. None of us knows what the future holds, so the only way to deal with the unknown is to give ourselves a lot of outs. If one thing doesn’t work out, maybe something […]
Lifestyle inflation is what happens when you earn more money, and in turn, spend more money. It’s a natural part of life, but one that is often viewed as a negative to wealth building. And it’s true. If your income grows, but you spend all of it, you’ll never be able to build wealth. In […]