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Will The Recession Snuff Out The FIRE Movement?

Will the impending recession bring about the end of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, as some are already predicting? The author of today’s article argues that such predictions reflect a deep misunderstanding of the FIRE movement and that, in actuality, “This recession won’t end the FIRE movement, but it will force it to change. And that change will… 

Obstacles, Solutions, FIRE And Lattes: A “Personal Finance Guru” On Saving For Retirement

There’s a consensus that Americans are not saving enough for retirement. But what are the obstacles – including the mental obstacles – that are preventing them from doing so? What can they do to save more for retirement (including those who are close to retirement but haven’t saved enough)? What’s the “wrong picture” many may have of the FIRE (Financial… 

Snuffing Out FIRE Myths

The FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement ignites feelings of skepticism in many. And “skepticism” might be putting it mildly. As the author of today’s article observes, “it seems that some just can’t help hating on FIRE. They claim few can save the amounts of money needed to retire on time, let alone early. They complain about the return assumptions used… 

Delving Into “The Nastiest Hardest Problem In Finance”

Today’s article calls it “the nastiest hardest problem in finance”: retirement spending strategies. And unfortunately, despite the complexity inherent in retirement spending strategizing, it is often subject to simplistic rules of thumb, most notably the 4% rule. The author outlines the dangers associated with the 4% rule, how it “can go very badly”, and the implications of this for the… 

The Challenges Presented By – And Strategies For Dealing With – “The Magic Retirement Age”

Whatever your planned retirement age, you’re likely to retire closer to age 61 than you think. This is one of the findings of a recent study of retirement data, which found that “planned and actual retirement ages align at 61, with those planning to retire earlier than that tending to retire later than expected, and those planning to retire after… 

Considerations Before Lighting Your Retirement On FIRE

The FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement has been gaining traction – but, as today’s article seeks to make clear, as wonderful as the prospect may seem, extra-early retirement isn’t for everyone. Specifically, the author outlines some of the financial and emotional consequences of early retirement – as well as some questions to ask yourself if you are still considering… 

Resist The Herd Mentality…And Other Tips For Achieving Early Retirement From Early Retirees

The best piece of advice for those who want to retire early? “Save early and save often”. But beyond the obvious, today’s article highlights advice for those who want to retire early from people who have actually done so. From resisting the herd mentality, to learning to be content with less, to putting your money to work, CLICK HERE for…