17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful 😉 Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I … Read more17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

Book review: Work Optional by Tanja Hester

Last week, I published an extended excerpt from Grant Sabatier’s new book, Financial Freedom. Sabatier’s core message is that time is more valuable than money — and that freedom is more valuable than time. Several GRS readers took issue with the book’s seemingly anti-work tone. “There is a lot of talk about the drudgery of … Read moreBook review: Work Optional by Tanja Hester

New Book Out (and Giveaway): “Financial Freedom” by Grant Sabatier of MillennialMoney.com

New Book Out (and Giveaway): “Financial Freedom” by Grant Sabatier of MillennialMoney.com Hey guys! Gotta new book for your edification! It’s called “Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need,” and I have a feeling it’ll be blowing up our space here for quite a bit… It just dropped today … Read moreNew Book Out (and Giveaway): “Financial Freedom” by Grant Sabatier of MillennialMoney.com

Five lessons I learned while making a documentary film about FIRE

When J.D. decided to spend three weeks in Europe with his family, he asked a few people if they’d be interested in contributing articles during his absence. He even asked me! My name is Scott Rieckens, and I’m new to the world of smart money management. I’m new to the world of financial independence and … Read moreFive lessons I learned while making a documentary film about FIRE

Which matters more for building wealth: your saving rate or your investment returns?

My name is Zach, and I write at Four Pillar Freedom, where I tend to tackle financial topics through data visualization. While J.D. is on vacation, I offered to explore one of his favorite topics: the effects of saving rate versus investment returns. Albert Einstein supposedly once said that compound interest is the eighth wonder … Read moreWhich matters more for building wealth: your saving rate or your investment returns?

My Favorite Finds on The Internets This Month 💻

My Favorite Finds on The Internets This Month 💻 Hey guys! A bit late posting these from the month, but they’re reallyyyyyy good this round and excited to get ’em out to ya. Probably better than anything I wrote myself lately! Haha… And actually, if you like these roundups and wish I did more of … Read moreMy Favorite Finds on The Internets This Month 💻

Fiology: The online encyclopedia of financial independence

Fiology is a brand-new site that I believe will interest many Get Rich Slowly readers. It’s an attempt to gather in one place related articles about a variety of common topics from the world of financial independence and early retirement. Here’s how Fiology founder David Baughier describes his goals: My motivations for Fiology are simple … Read moreFiology: The online encyclopedia of financial independence

How to retire early: Early retirement by the numbers

More and more, I’m meeting people who want to know how to retire early. There’s been a lot of buzz in the media lately about early retirement, and that’s led folks to wonder how much money they would need to quit their jobs — or if early retirement is even something they should consider. Why … Read moreHow to retire early: Early retirement by the numbers

Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary Hi guys! This month’s feature is going to be different than the last one because you can’t go out and consume it *just yet*, but I wanted to get it on your radar because it checks off everything I look for in recommendations and thought you’d enjoy … Read moreResource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

Suze Orman hates the FIRE movement. She hates it, she hates it, she hates it.

Yesterday, my pal Paula Pant published a podcast interview with financial guru Suze Orman. Based on reader requests, Paula asked what Suze thought of the FIRE movement. (For those unfamiliar, FIRE is a a term used to talk about folks who have achieved financial independence or retired early.) As it turns out, Suze Orman does … Read moreSuze Orman hates the FIRE movement. She hates it, she hates it, she hates it.