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.

The 4 Flavors of FIRE – Which Are You Shooting For?

The 4 Flavors of FIRE – Which Are You Shooting For? Hey guys! So we all know that FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early here, but did you know that there were actually different *types* of FIRE that you could shoot for? Depending on how comfortable you want to be in retirement, as well … Read moreThe 4 Flavors of FIRE – Which Are You Shooting For?