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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 fellow $wanigans! Hope all is well. Today I have a few words of….warning (did you think I was going to say wisdom…you know better than to come to The Green Swan for words of wisdom…:)). And those words of warning relate to the career you choose. The punchline: tread lightly when considering that hard-charging […] The post The Paradox: High Income Leads to Early Retirement appeared first on The Green ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! How’s it been lately? I have a new concept to share with you all. I’ve been known for doing this before. If you’re a regular reader, I’m sure you recall my 4-year goal to double investments as well as my FIRE-Starter inflection point. Well today I want to introduce you to the Swan […] The post The Swan’s FIRE Prowess Gauge // Savings Rates be Damned appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello again from the other half of this blog operation. This is Lucy and I probably shouldn’t equate my presence to half of The Green Swan… more like ten percent. JW does all the heavy lifting here, but once a month I get to pop in and give my perspective. It’s fun to say hello […] The post The Swan Life: June 2017 appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello $wanigans! Thanks for visiting today. We outlined our 2017 goals for the Swans at the end of December and today is our second update to hold ourselves accountable. So without further ado, here is our update on the swans’ 2017 goals through the second quarter of 2017. Financial Goals Increase our investment portfolio to […] The post The Swan’s Financial Goals: 2nd Qtr 2017 appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello everyone. Today I welcome Elizabeth to The Green Swan with a contributed post on a few ways to make money while having fun at the same time. I certainly to travel, but vacations can get expensive. What if there was a way to make some money while you were away? Well Libby is here […] The post How to Travel and Make Money from Your Property appeared first on The ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! I have something special for you today, a FIRE-side chat with the dynamic duo of Chris and Jack from the Duke of Dollars! With a fresh perspective toward personal finance from the perspective of just starting a career (Chris) to about ready to FIRE (Jack), there may be no stopping these Dukes of […] The post A FIRE-Side Chat with Master Duke appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! It is with a little remorse today I share with you a potential move for the Swan’s to work in London is officially in the past. No more, the opportunity is gone. It is unfortunate; no doubt about it, Lucy and I were excited for the life changing experience. But there is a […] The post Working in London: My Last Update appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! A key question on many early retirees’ minds is investment drawdown strategies. Even the great Nobel Laureate William Sharpe has been contemplating retirement planning lately (more to come on that in future posts). As a matter a fact, Mr. Sharpe said decumulation is the “nastiest, hardest problem in finance” to tackle which is […] The post The Nastiest, Hardest Problem in Finance: Decumulation appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 22 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello $wanigans! Hope I find you well today. As I teased in my article last week on the Joys of Small Business Ownership, today I am going to talk about one of the ways it will all hopefully pay off for us. Business expansion is knocking on our door! I have always been a believer […] The post The Green Condor Opportunity: Business Expansion appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! I have something special for you today, a FIRE-side chat with Liz from Chief Mom Officer! The FIRE-side chat is an interview series I’ve started to share the journey toward FIRE (Financial Independence Retiring Early) from others. I’m a believer that personal finance is personal and it is important to find our own […] The post A FIRE-Side Chat with Liz from Chief Mom Officer appeared first on The ...
Posted: Jun 15 2017 @ 4:45 AM


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