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★ How to Drive Cool Cars on a Budget

“The list that follows is all of the cars I’ve owned, how much I paid and sold them for, how many miles I put on them, and about how expensive it was to own each one.”

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★ The Best and Worst Moments of Our First Year on the Homestead

“We decided city life wasn’t fulfilling us, so we saved over 70% of our income in order to decamp to the woods and reach financial independence… There’s an almost overwhelming number of things for us to learn, which I try to view as enriching rather than frustrating.”

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★ Where’d the 4% Rule Come From, Anyway? (Hint: It Wasn’t the Trinity Study)

“What might’ve been the most important moment in the history of the FI/ER movement got missed by almost everybody. It happened in October of 1994…”

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★ The Complete History of the Mad Fientist

“On August 1st, 2016 at the age of 34, I walked away from my full-time job as a software developer for good. Early retirement wasn’t actually the main goal for me though.”

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★ Why I Quit Caring About My Credit Score

“I would rather be debt-free than have a perfect credit score.”

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★ What Are Your Learned Afflictions?

“We are all spending money all of the time in order to avoid afflictions that aren’t real afflictions. They are simply things we’ve learned to feel inconvenienced by through years of conditioning. And in most cases, we could just as easily condition ourselves out of the affliction.”

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★ The Paradox of Growing Up So We Can Avoid Growing Up

“Early retirement is in many ways a chance to turn back the clock. To reclaim big aspects of that childhood that may have felt long behind us.”

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★ What You Need to Know to Be a Successful Investor

“The more complicated your portfolio is, the more knobs you have to fiddle with, and the more knobs you have to fiddle with the more opportunities you have to make regrettable, emotion-based decisions.”

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★ 10 New FinTech Startups We Like from Finovate 2017

“We were on the lookout for innovative financial products and services that you could begin using in your financial life. Here’s a look at some of the products we got to see on stage.”

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★ Starve and Stack

“I came across this from speaking with a guy I sat next to on a plane ride. Sharp dude. He and his friends would ‘starve and stack’ their per diems when they traveled for work. We’re going to take that concept and use it to jump start your wealth.”