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Mrs. Need2Save

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Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Budgeting
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Maryland, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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It may be a bold statement to say that we are ‘financially successful’. Given that we will likely leave the 9-to-5 world before age 50 with a paid off house, absolutely no debt, and a net-worth north of $2 million – I’m going to consider that a financial success. We certainly didn’t avoid financial mistakes […] The post Foundations of Our Financial Success appeared first on Need2Save. ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 7:49 AM
Your Health Savings Account (HSA) can be a powerful savings vehicle for retirement. Join us for a discussion on how our HSA fits into our retirement planning as aspiring early retirees. Today we are delving into HSAs a little deeper to demonstrate how important they are in our retirement planning strategy and perhaps could be […] The post Using HSAs To Support Your Early Retirement Goals appeared first on Need2Save. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 8:25 AM
As Mrs. WoW from Waffles on Wednesday recently mentioned in a post, everyone in the FIRE community seems to have a side hustle. Another mainstay of the FIRE community seems to be real estate, rental properties in particular. In the back of my mind I’m thinking – do we need to invest in real estate […] The post Dipping Our Toes Into Real Estate Investing appeared first on Need2Save. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Last week we shared some of our overall 2017 Financial and Personal accomplishments.  It’s time to dig a little deeper for a quick peek at how we are tracking on our Early Retirement goals. I think with the crazy market returns this past year, it’s easy to think that we are reaching our goals at […] The post Q42017 Quarterly Progress Report appeared first on Need2Save. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2018 @ 9:51 PM
As 2018 begins, it’s time for an obligatory look back on another great year of financial and personal accomplishments. One small request Mr. Stock Market – can we get 20% gains every year? OUR FINANCIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2017 We both maxed out 401(k) contributions to the tune of $18,000 each. We are ineligible for Roth […] The post Time For Reflection – 2017 Review appeared first on Need2Save. ...
Posted: Jan 07 2018 @ 12:27 PM
Home ownership seems to be one of the more polarizing topics in personal finance. Should you rent or should you buy? Are you throwing your money away if you rent?  Should you pay off your mortgage early? (We cover that topic in our Raging Mortgage Debate post). Is your home an investment, or just a […] The post HOME: Investment or Just A Place To Live? appeared first on Need2Save. ...
Posted: Dec 17 2017 @ 10:05 PM
Holy Cow, it’s already December! Did the first eleven months of 2017 just breeze right past you? We thought we would share a list of our top ten tips to finish out the year financially strong.  In light of some changes that MAY be on the horizon with tax reform, you may want to consider […] The post 10 Things To Consider Before the Sun Sets on 2017 appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 10:57 PM


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