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Financial 180
Early Retirement
Frugality, Millennial
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Florida, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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Last November, I quit my stressful job in software engineering and tested the early retirement waters, learning tons of lessons along the way. Naturally, most people assumed I'd reached Financial Independence. At Camp FI in January, I heard the phrase “You're FI now, right'!” numerous times, and I was always careful with my response: “The … Continue reading Are We FI Yet'! The post Are We FI Yet'! appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 11:19 AM
Exciting news: J.D. Roth invited me to write a guest post for his legendary blog Get Rich Slowly! You can read it here: Money story: Our financial 180 The post is part of the “money stories” feature, where guest readers post their own stories of financial success – and failure. For February, the theme is relationships, … Continue reading Get Rich Slowly The post Get Rich Slowly appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 9:56 AM
Time flies when you're having fun! This week marks the one year anniversary of Financial 180 – and what a year it's been! Since launching we've been featured on Fiery Millenials, Radical Personal Finance, Rockstar Finance (not once, but twice!), and the Choose FI podcast (here and here), amassing 100 thousand visitors to this infant … Continue reading Lessons In Early Retirement The post Lessons In Early Retirement appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 2:11 PM
Well, it finally happened! Today was my very last day of cubicle life! To be honest, I'm a little surprised myself, seeing as how determined I was to make it until January to help us hit our FI number. That's right. I'm RE before FI. I don't know if this qualifies as retired early, since … Continue reading Oops. I QUIT!!! The post Oops. I QUIT!!! appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 4:59 AM
As we mentioned back in our very first post, the primary focus of this blog is to help you avoid the financial mistakes we’ve made in the past. And over the years, we’ve made A LOT of mistakes: We purchased our first home in the summer of 2007, at the peak of the housing market; … Continue reading Replacing Fear With Flexibility The post Replacing Fear With Flexibility appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 6:05 PM
Few concepts are as misunderstood in the FIRE community as the (ominous voice) “early withdrawal penalty.” More accurately described as section one of tax code §72(t)*, this is the additional 10% income tax that applies to withdrawals from tax deferred retirement accounts taken before age 59½. As I browse the various financial independence forums, I … Continue reading Don’t Fear The “Penalty”! The post Don’t Fear The “Penalty”! appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 6:58 PM
**Update 7/17: The Milestones of FI is now a featured episode of the ChooseFI podcast! We elaborate on the content of this article, and discuss a few additional milestones as well. Check it out here.** When my wife and I first discovered the financial independence community, we were beyond excited. We binged through the Mr. … Continue reading The Milestones of FI The post The Milestones of FI appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 6:22 PM
I’m writing this post from beautiful St. Simons Island, relaxing in the sun and enjoying a much-needed vacation away from work. A vacation which, interestingly enough, wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t leverage the power of FU money. What is FU money' Well, I’ll let Jim Collins, the author of “The Simple Path To Wealth” tell … Continue reading The Power of FU Money The post The Power of FU Money appeared ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 4:24 PM
This week, the wife and I were guests on the ChooseFI podcast! Brad and Jonathan had us on the show to discuss our Financial 180, and we had a blast. Listen here! Some highlights: How we went from spending six figures to saving 85% of our income Discussing Financial Independence with family The opportunity costs … Continue reading We’re on ChooseFI! The post We’re on ChooseFI! appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: May 22 2017 @ 3:30 PM
It's been a busy month for the FI180 household! My wife had a birthday, I wrote a guest post over on the FireyMillenials blog, a mustachian friend from Warner Robins made a visit, and we got to record an episode of the ChooseFI podcast, scheduled to air later this month. But perhaps most exciting for the wife and … Continue reading Adventures in Real Estate The post Adventures in Real Estate appeared first on ...
Posted: May 13 2017 @ 8:37 PM


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