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Shawn @ TheSmartFI

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The Smart Fi
Early Retirement
FIRE, early retirement, financial independence, frugal,
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Registered Nurse
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This week we have a guest post from Aaron at Personal Finance for Beginners. Aaron started his blog to help young professionals, recent college graduates, and other “newbies” learn more about personal finance.  On his blog, he shares basic principles and strategies to help those that are new to the world of personal finance. Aaron Read More The post Start Your Financial Journey With These 4 Easy Wins appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 9:09 PM
February Wrap Up February is done and gone. That can mean only one thing. Time to look back at February and see how The Smart Fi Website numbers stacked up. In February I worked far more hours than I would in a normal month. This was due to the increased demand for nurses at work Read More The post February Wrap Up appeared first on Smart Fi. ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 1:39 AM
February Plank Challenge Wrap Up Spurred by a busted New Years Resolution and a quick pivot, I started the February Plank Challenge and began recruiting. There was only one rule. You must do one plank per day for all 28 days in the month of February. No time limit. If you are interested in reading Read More The post February Plank Challenge Wrap Up appeared first on Smart Fi. ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 3:15 AM
For last 52 years, the famed Warren Buffet has released an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Today, February 24th, 2018, the 52nd annual letter was released.  For the past two years, I have read the annual shareholders letter, mining for Warren Buffet’s invaluable insight into the world of capitalism and investing. These letters are Read More The post 2017 Investing Lessons From Warren Buffet appeared first on Smart Fi. ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 5:59 PM
How To Spend Your Tax Return Welcome to tax season or at least the early innings of tax season. A time when many US households find themselves with some extra money, if not, a windfall. This time of year you need only to bend your ears to hear all the fabulous things people are going Read More ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 6:33 PM
Here we are at the beginning of February. It is hard to believe that one month ago this blog was only a small idea in my head mixed with a large amount of fear. Fear that I could never produce a blog as polished or well written as all the others. I came across a Read More ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 5:52 PM
February Plank Challenge Well here it is February already. I had a New Year’s resolution but it’s busted. I guess I can tell you now, that I have moved on.  My New Year’s resolution was to not eat refined sugar. Let me say, my kryptonite in life is baked sweets. You name it, cakes, brownies, Read More ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 7:47 PM
The Health Savings Account (HSA). Maybe the most under utilized form of retirement savings account in the U.S. Often misunderstood, the HSA is commonly misused as a money in, money out form of payment for qualified medical expenses. The real secret to the HSA is letting the funds flow to the brokerage side of the Read More ...
Posted: Jan 26 2018 @ 6:46 PM
If you are like the Smart Fi household, after the bills are paid, there may be little more than pocket change left over.  Mortgage, utilities, groceries, auto loan, and college savings. Do these expenses sound familiar. That is because almost every home in America has some form of these expenses.    These are pillars of Read More ...
Posted: Jan 23 2018 @ 1:49 AM
Who doesn’t like a good challenge. A challenge that gets your mind working. Where you have to play mental mind games to achieve your goal. Am I losing you, stay with me here. Challenges are supposed to be hard otherwise it would not be a challenge. When I came across the 2018 Spend Nothing Challenge Read More ...
Posted: Jan 19 2018 @ 3:43 PM


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