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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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Hi $wanigans! Welcome back to The Green Swan. A couple Saturdays ago my wife, Lucy, and I took advantage of daycare’s “parents’ night out”. It’s basically a reasonably priced babysitter option, a playdate for our kids and it offers us much valued adult time. While out for dinner we found ourselves reflecting on how we […] The post Our Life Direction Has Drastically Changed appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! Thanks for stopping by The Green Swan today. There is an ongoing series that I’ve followed for a while on a local online newsletter titled Cash Confessional. The cash confessional is a volunteer-based, anonymous money-diary where folks track their spending for a week and share all the details. I find it very fascinating […] The post Cash Confessional: The Green Swan appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 4:45 AM
Hello folks! I have a special post for you today (…aren’t they all special''). James, a Green Swan reader, is here to share his story on buying a small business and how he hopes it will accelerate financial independence. As it turns out, James and I have quite a few similarities. Not only are we […] The post Buying a Business to Accelerate Financial Independence — A Reader Story appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Welcome back to The Green Swan. Better late than never…today I am finally publishing my 2017 investment performance. This is the second part of my 2017 year-in-review as last week I published by 2017 expense summary. In today’s post, I will be recapping my 2017 investment performance as well as providing a look […] The post 2017 Investment Performance appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Green Swan. Today I have my second annual spending overview. For a look back, here is my 2016 spending summary. I’ve been tracking my expenses and investments for over a decade now. If you’re interested in tracking your finances more closely, check out Personal Capital. It’s free, very simple […] The post My 2017 Spending Overview appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 5:45 AM
You may have heard the news…the United States just passed into law a complete overhaul to the tax code. But what you may not have heard was that tucked inside the bill was a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate. Oh, did you miss that point when reading the 500+ page bill to simplify our […] The post Tax Reform and Health Insurance appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 5:45 AM
Hello folks! Welcome back to The Green Swan. Today I will be picking up from where I left off in my last post. Last week I detailed the process of acquiring a business as my small business continues to grow and expand. I walked through the closing and due diligence process, considerations for determining my […] The post My Business Asset Impact on Retirement appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Hello everyone. Today I welcome Katherine to The Green Swan with a contributed post on saving money. She has a couple tips on how to develop the mindset to start saving and to help it to form as a new life-long habit! Take it away Katherine… ——————————– The first thing you need to know about […] The post What You Need to Know About Saving Money appeared first on The Green ...
Posted: Jan 28 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Hello everyone! I have some exciting news to share today and that is my small business has successfully closed on an acquisition! That’s right, my small business is acquiring a business. We are expanding and we’re super excited about this new opportunity. The Process 2017 has been a wild ride for the The Green Condor […] The post We Are Acquiring a Business! appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 10:45 AM
Howdy $wanigans! How are you on this fine day' I’ve been thinking lately of when the actual day comes that I retire. Specifically, how I will explain reaching financial independence and retiring (for good…) in my 30s. To me it was fairly simple and straightforward. But why is the average savings rate in the US […] The post Reaching Financial Independence appeared first on The Green Swan. ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 10:45 AM


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