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Shawn @ TheSmartFI

Blog Info

Name:
The Smart Fi
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
FIRE, early retirement, financial independence, frugal,
Start Year:
2018

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$1,000,000.00
Location:
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Registered Nurse
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Latest Blog Posts

Todd and Margo paid all of their bills in November and found themselves with an extra $60 surplus. On the surface, this question seems like an easy one and to some degree it is. But once you dig a little deeper this otherwise simple question becomes far more complex. In this blog post, I will Read More The post Money Triage For Your Next $60 appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Dec 18 2019 @ 7:20 AM
I’ll admit, I can’t remember the last time I wrote a personal check. Yes, those paper things your parents carried with them everywhere. CHECKS! They have almost become obsolete in 2019. But every once in awhile, there is a need for a good old fashioned paper check. The good news is there are many banks Read More The post Free Checks appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Dec 05 2019 @ 7:00 AM
How can summer be halfway over but just getting started? Because it is vacation time. Woohoo! Things are really starting to look up around The Smart FI Ranch. The weather seems to have finally turned the corner in the Maritime Northwest. The 10-day forecast, on my barely broken in iPhone, shows sun and upper 70’s Read More The post Smart FI Ranch: Week 5 appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 26 2019 @ 3:12 PM
With twenty years of investing history under my worn leather belt, I have a few ghost accounts floating around on the digital interwebs. Recently I had a renewed interest in moving one account I found during a personal financial audit. Hopefully, this picture heavy, short tutorial, will help motivate you to consolidate your old ghosted Read More The post Transfer Your Money To Vanguard In 4 Easy Steps appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 24 2019 @ 6:56 AM
We have lived in our house since it first received its certificate of occupancy. In other words, we bought all 2,300 square feet of our home, brand new. The clean paint lines, new carpet smell, and white, high gloss, crown molding had us pulling out our checkbooks only minutes into our first showing. Did You Read More The post Smart FI Ranch: Week 4 appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 19 2019 @ 6:37 AM
Monday, July 15th, marks the start to Amazon Prime Day. The build-up to this year’s event has been nothing less than marketing genius. Amazon has engineered sales and instant deals in the lead up to the July event. In fact, Amazon Prime Day, which used to be just one day, is now stretched over two Read More The post Amazon Prime Day appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 15 2019 @ 8:11 PM
Although our recent weather would disagree, summer camp is a sure sign that summer is well underway. From green grass to USS Butterscotch Sundaes, this is what is happening at The Smart FI Ranch: Week 3. Did you miss Smart FI Ranch week 1 and 2? You can catch up right here. Smart FI Ranch: Read More The post Smart FI Ranch: Week 3 appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 13 2019 @ 5:22 PM
June 30th marked the end of the fiscal second quarter and the halfway point of our family’s journey to save $100,000 in 2019. What once seemed like an impossible stretch goal is now looking more and more achievable. Journey To $100k: 6 Month Update If you missed any of the past updates, you can catch Read More The post Journey To $100k: 6 Month Update appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 10 2019 @ 3:46 PM
Braces for my second child, our first camping trip of the summer, and my mortgage increased, welcome to Smart Fi Ranch, Week 2. It didn’t take long for the summer break doldrums to set in around the Smart Fi Ranch.  2 weeks after the school year ended and I’m already hearing the steady drumbeat chant, Read More The post Smart Fi Ranch: Week 2 appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 05 2019 @ 1:49 PM
While there is no official holiday for Financial Independence (FI), the 4th of July is about as close as you get to an unofficial FI holiday. Well, at least in my slightly off center mind. Mostly because July and FI rhyme, but also because everyone deserves to be free from government tyranny and the crushing Read More The post July to FI appeared first on The Smart FI. ...
Posted: Jul 03 2019 @ 6:36 AM

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