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Name:
The Green Swan
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Small Business Owner
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Banker
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Latest Blog Posts

Hello! Thanks for vising The Green Swan. Today I am getting a little extra personal…I’ve written 200 posts as The Green Swan! It’s been a remarkable journey over the last two years, four months and 24 days!!! It is a major milestone for me, one that has kept me posting two articles a day the […] The post Writing 200 Posts: The Journey appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Welcome back to The Green Swan. Today I have another post coming from a reader suggestion (thanks Chris!) which I’m excited to tackle. It is always great to get suggestions on subjects you want to hear more about. So today I will be taking a fresh look on reducing taxes in retirement as […] The post Reducing Taxes in Retirement: 2018 Tax Reform Update appeared first on The Green ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello everyone! Thanks for visiting The Green Swan. Better late than never, but today I have a review of my 2018 budget and actual expense overview through the first six months. I can’t believe we are already passed the half way mark this year!! While I feel like Lucy and I have been splurging quite […] The post 2018 Mid-Year Expense Overview appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jul 30 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hi folks! I recently had the privilege of writing a featured guest post on ESI Money with my guide to buying a business. You may remember him from his interview with me as part of my FIRE-Side Chat series. He too is a member of the financial independence retire early (FIRE) crowd having retired at […] The post A Complete Guide to Buying a Business appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jul 23 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by The Green Swan. Recently I was encouraged by a reader (thanks Crusher!) to share a post on why I plan on investing 100% of my portfolio in equities when I retire. As I was writing that, I couldn’t help but realize how that subject tied into my views on […] The post In Support of One More Year Syndrome appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jul 16 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Welcome back to The Green Swan. I’ve mentioned or hinted numerous times in the past how I am currently 100% invested in equities (via index mutual funds) and I plan on maintaining that balance of equities in retirement. The first part of that statement may raise some eyebrows and the second part certainly […] The post 100% Equities in Retirement: The Ultimate Retirement Snowball appeared first on The Green ...
Posted: Jul 09 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Happy Fourth of July week! This is always a fun time of year for our family and the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays (sorry to my British readers 🙂 )! Everything about this holiday screams fun family excitement. Grilling out, going to the pool or lake, shooting fireworks, etc […] The post Tracking Financial Independence appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jul 02 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Hope you’re doing well. Today I wanted to elaborate further on the cost of kids. Last week I went into quite a bit of detail on how much my two kids (ages 4 and 1) have cost me so far. Now I thought I would estimate how much the future cost of kids […] The post The Future Cost of Kids appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 25 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello $wanigans! Hope all is well. As I mentioned in my vacation expense tracker post, I recently found a new love for pivot tables…hard to make myself not sound like a huge nerd with that statement. Check out that post for a brief overview of what pivot tables are and how easy they are to […] The post The True Cost of Kids appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 18 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! How are you doing today? I’m doing quite well. I’m writing this on a Saturday just after I came upon quite a revolutionary new way to categorize and organize my expenses. What is it you ask? Pivot tables! I know, how exciting right!? But stay with me, if you are a detailed expense […] The post My Vacation Expense Tracker appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jun 11 2018 @ 5:45 AM

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