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The Green Swan
Early Retirement
Small Business Owner
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Green Swan. Today I have my second annual spending overview. For a look back, here is my 2016 spending summary. I’ve been tracking my expenses and investments for over a decade now. If you’re interested in tracking your finances more closely, check out Personal Capital. It’s free, very simple […] The post My 2017 Spending Overview appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 5:45 AM
You may have heard the news…the United States just passed into law a complete overhaul to the tax code. But what you may not have heard was that tucked inside the bill was a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate. Oh, did you miss that point when reading the 500+ page bill to simplify our […] The post Tax Reform and Health Insurance appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Welcome back to The Green Swan. Today I will be picking up from where I left off in my last post. Last week I detailed the process of acquiring a business as my small business continues to grow and expand. I walked through the closing and due diligence process, considerations for determining my […] The post My Business Asset Impact on Retirement appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Hello everyone. Today I welcome Katherine to The Green Swan with a contributed post on saving money. She has a couple tips on how to develop the mindset to start saving and to help it to form as a new life-long habit! Take it away Katherine… ——————————– The first thing you need to know about […] The post What You Need to Know About Saving Money appeared first on The Green ...
Posted: Jan 28 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Hello everyone! I have some exciting news to share today and that is my small business has successfully closed on an acquisition! That’s right, my small business is acquiring a business. We are expanding and we’re super excited about this new opportunity. The Process 2017 has been a wild ride for the The Green Condor […] The post We Are Acquiring a Business! appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Howdy $wanigans! How are you on this fine day' I’ve been thinking lately of when the actual day comes that I retire. Specifically, how I will explain reaching financial independence and retiring (for good…) in my 30s. To me it was fairly simple and straightforward. But why is the average savings rate in the US […] The post Reaching Financial Independence appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Hello folks! Thanks for visiting today. 2017 has come and gone. It’s time for me to update you on my 2017 annual goals with my final quarterly post. Did your 2017 new year resolutions last' For me, I’m happy to report that I did reach some of my 2017 goals and I’m very proud of […] The post The Swan’s Financial Goals: 4th Qtr 2017 appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Happy New Year Green Swan readers! Hard to believe 2018 is upon us and we’ve said goodbye to 2017. In the coming weeks JW will recap our yearly finances, but I’m here today to recap our life in December. Before I dive into my December recap, let me just say our one true highlight of […] The post The Swan Life: December 2017 appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Hello folks and Merry Tax Reform Christmas! Did Santa Trump…I mean Santa Clause leave you a nice tax reform package under your Christmas tree this morning' I’m here today to break down my view of the 2017 tax reform bill that was recently signed into law (and going into effect January 1, 2018!!) and how […] The post Merry Tax Reform Christmas: How Your Taxes Change appeared first on The Green ...
Posted: Dec 25 2017 @ 10:45 AM
Hello $wanigans! Hope all is well. Things have been good here. We’re staying busy, but having fun doing it. Today I have something special for you…my first time ever announcing my target retirement date! Ode to My Blog I started this blog over a year and a half ago. I didn’t necessarily know all I […] The post Setting My Retirement Date appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 10:45 AM


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