How It’s Possible to Retire in Five Years or Less: The Power of Your Savings Rate

Whenever someone finds out that I worked only three years full time after graduating from physical therapy school, and that I'm very close to financial independence at 29 years old, the natural question that follows is, "How is that possible?" The answer to that question lies in the magic of my savings rate. My Savings … Continue reading How It’s Possible to Retire in Five Years or Less: The Power of Your Savings Rate

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Financial Independence: The Power of Having Options!

A Look Back at My Financial Journey It's hard to believe that I have been doing monthly financial updates for over two years now. Things have changed so much in that time. Two years ago when I started tracking my progress to financial independence, I thought I had things pretty much figured out. Now, looking … Continue reading Financial Independence: The Power of Having Options!

Getting the Best Bang for your Buck with Social Security in Early Retirement

*The information contained in this post is not meant to be specific for you or your situation and is not meant to be financial advice, as I am not licensed as a financial planner. Before making any decisions, I strongly recommend speaking to someone licensed in this area to consider your unique situation. Social Security Uncertainty … Continue reading Getting the Best Bang for your Buck with Social Security in Early Retirement

Avoiding the Individual Insurance Mandate Penalty in 2018

*The information contained in this post is not meant to be specific for you or your situation and is not meant to be financial advice, as I am not licensed as a financial planner or as an accountant. Before making any decisions, I strongly recommend speaking to someone licensed in this area to consider your … Continue reading Avoiding the Individual Insurance Mandate Penalty in 2018

2017 Savings Rate and 2018 Estimate in Semi-Retirement!

How Do You Calculate Savings Rate There are a lot of different ways to calculate savings rates as Big ERN, from Early Retirement Now, points out in his post on the topic. For me, savings rate #3 in his post seems to make the most sense. Calculating savings rate based on after tax compensation and … Continue reading 2017 Savings Rate and 2018 Estimate in Semi-Retirement!

Current Asset Allocation: February 2018

To be honest, I haven't paid much attention to my asset allocation recently. In 2017, I started saving cash for a down payment on a rental property, but I have also considered just saving enough to pay for an entire property up front. What I decide to do there will likely depend on when I … Continue reading Current Asset Allocation: February 2018

A Case for Travel Therapy as a New Grad: The Power of Compounding Interest

Travel Therapy and Improving Your Finances Hello again. If you've read any of my posts in the past then you probably already know that I enjoy writing about a lot of things, but two at the top of my list of favorites are travel therapy and personal finance. Today I want to make a case … Continue reading A Case for Travel Therapy as a New Grad: The Power of Compounding Interest

Retire at 30?? Won’t You be Bored?

A Taboo Topic I know that I talk about my financial plans for the future a lot on my blog, but in my personal life I do my best to avoid this topic unless specifically asked or if it somehow comes up in conversation. This is especially the case when working with patients. Controversial topics … Continue reading Retire at 30?? Won’t You be Bored?

Semi-Retirement in 2018!

*The picture above is from an amazing trip to Aruba my brother and I took in December. Update 1/17/2018: ⇒⇒⇒ Click here for PART TWO: our travel agenda! ⇐⇐⇐ Original Post: Taking The Leap In my November monthly update, I mentioned that Whitney and I have been discussing transitioning away from full time employment to take … Continue reading Semi-Retirement in 2018!

Roth Accounts Are A Scam For Those Seeking FIRE

*The information contained in this post is not meant to be specific for you or your situation and is not meant to be financial advice, as I am not licensed as a financial planner. Before making any decisions, I strongly recommend speaking to someone licensed in this area to consider your unique situation. This will … Continue reading Roth Accounts Are A Scam For Those Seeking FIRE