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FIRE in the Land
Early Retirement
Early retirement, real estate, stock trading, side hustle, skill improvement
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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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It’s my personal belief that money is a lot like having the manual to pilot a space shuttle. If you don’t have it, why would you bother studying it? However, if you can break that barrier of impossibility – if people suddenly grasp that having…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Sep 12 2019 @ 2:31 AM
Meaningful work is not brought about by a change in mindset; it is brought about by a change in status. We all dream of doing interesting things at work. Work that is rewarding, meaningful and brings us joy. No one ever thought as a child:…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Sep 07 2019 @ 5:07 PM
What is the quickest way for you to financially lose it all? Spend more than you make and go into credit card debt? Buy too much house, too much car, and then lose your job? Get divorced? No, the fastest way to go broke is…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Aug 16 2019 @ 9:13 PM
Every era has problems that undermines people’s quality of life. The ancient era was plagued with violence before states were strong enough instill order and reduce crime via the police. The medieval era was rife with plagues and disease as populations grew faster than medical…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Jul 24 2019 @ 1:27 AM
TLDR: People have many fears starting a business, especially regarding money, time, difficulty and the competition. Many of these are overblown. “Be your own boss.” “Work for yourself.” “Do work that makes you happy, on your own hours.” If there is a dream in America other than owning your own home and having a loving family, then being a successful…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Apr 14 2019 @ 2:54 AM
Big changes have been afoot in the land of FIRE: I started a business! It’s been a hectic few weeks working on it in addition to my day job and other life activities, but I would like to take time today to share four lessons I’ve learned in the last month for others interested in doing the same. 1) Time…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Mar 25 2019 @ 2:49 AM
With the stock market looking weaker by the day, and omens of recession coming from every corner of the media, its time to take a look at what to do if you get caught in a bad trade. No one wants to be stuck in a losing position. You might have guessed that the stock would go up, but jumped…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Mar 09 2019 @ 1:55 AM
I’m writing this blog post while doing my taxes. Or let’s be real, while procrastinating from doing my taxes! An idea came to mind while accounting for all of the things my last disaster of a tenant left behind when I evicted her. (For all the details of that calamity, you can read it here.) Of all the things I…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Feb 20 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read MSNBC business headlines for hours on end, for an entire century? Well, you can find out if you read John Boik’s How Legendary Traders Made Millions. Reading this book honestly brings about a sense of amazement. When you read the first few chapters, you are presented with a wealth…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Feb 18 2019 @ 9:00 AM
We all like to imagine that we’re a special snowflake – unique and perfect as we are, with no one else like us in the whole world. For the most part this is a lie, and a big reason why it is a lie is because we generally define ourselves by our viewpoints and by what we consume. You may…Continue Reading→ ...
Posted: Jan 19 2019 @ 1:02 PM


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