The most important part of anyone’s money system is their primary checking account. This is the financial inbox of your money system – the main checking account where most of your income goes into and that you pay your bills out of. For the most part, you probably won’t change this bank account very often, […]
A reader recently asked me a question that I thought was worth answering in a full post. His question – how do I keep earning so many bank account bonuses each year? It’s a question that I hadn’t really thought about, but indeed, over the past five years, I’ve earned more from bank account bonuses […]
There’s a little-known fact about investing that most people don’t appreciate until they really think about it. That fact is this: if you give yourself enough time, the amount you have to save in order to end up with a large sum of money is actually very reasonable. Perhaps nothing can open your eyes to […]
A brand of FIRE that everyone pursuing financial independence will have to hit at some point is Coast FIRE. Coast FIRE is defined as when you have enough money saved up that, without any additional contributions, the growth on that initial nest egg will be enough to fully support your lifestyle at traditional retirement age. This is possible because of the power of time and compound interest.
The first real job I ever had was as a lawyer at a big law firm. The job paid six-figures per year, so at 26-years-old, I was making an income that put me in the top 5% of earners in my age group. It was an unreal sum of money for me. Up until that […]