Get Rich Slowly

Exciting news: J.D. Roth invited me to write a guest post for his legendary blog Get Rich Slowly! You can read it here: Money story: Our financial 180 The post is part of the “money stories” feature, where guest readers post their own stories of financial success – and failure. For February, the theme is relationships, … Continue reading Get Rich Slowly

Lessons In Early Retirement

Time flies when you’re having fun! This week marks the one year anniversary of Financial 180 – and what a year it’s been! Since launching we’ve been featured on Fiery Millenials, Radical Personal Finance, Rockstar Finance (not once, but twice!), and the Choose FI podcast (here and here), amassing 100 thousand visitors to this infant … Continue reading Lessons In Early Retirement

Oops. I QUIT!!!

Well, it finally happened! Today was my very last day of cubicle life! To be honest, I’m a little surprised myself, seeing as how determined I was to make it until January to help us hit our FI number. That’s right. I’m RE before FI. I don’t know if this qualifies as retired early, since … Continue reading Oops. I QUIT!!!

Replacing Fear With Flexibility

As we mentioned back in our very first post, the primary focus of this blog is to help you avoid the financial mistakes we’ve made in the past. And over the years, we’ve made A LOT of mistakes: We purchased our first home in the summer of 2007, at the peak of the housing market; … Continue reading Replacing Fear With Flexibility

Don’t Fear The “Penalty”!

Few concepts are as misunderstood in the FIRE community as the (ominous voice) “early withdrawal penalty.” More accurately described as section one of tax code §72(t)*, this is the additional 10% income tax that applies to withdrawals from tax deferred retirement accounts taken before age 59½. As I browse the various financial independence forums, I … Continue reading Don’t Fear The “Penalty”!