The FIRE Movement

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Join the FIRE Movement

Why Right Now May be the Time to Join the FIRE MovementThe FIRE movement has its share of haters.

And honestly, I don’t get it. (Much.)

Sure, the biggest objections are understandable:

  1. People don’t want to retire early and sit on their rear doing nothing.
  2. It can seem out of reach for many people.
  3. People don’t want to live waaaaay below their means and never do anything fun.

So let’s tackle those things one at a time. Doing so will help explain why right this very moment — with all the economic upheaval and ongoing problems — might be the exact right time to join the FIRE movement.

The FIRE Movement

Andrew Carnegie’s Cogs and the Path to FIRE

The FIRE movement, at its heart, is about blazing your own trail. Today’s writing will get this point across, and I’ll lead by example–we’re going to explore a bit. This article will be a winding road, but I hope you’ll trust me enough to guide you out to the other side. Grab your walking stick, and let’s set out.

We all know where the traditional life paths lead. It’s 40 years of 9-to-5 and working for the weekends. It’s using our 20s and 30s to bury ourselves in debt, only to use our 40s and 50s to dig ourselves out. And don’t forget about engaging in Cold Wars of one-upmanship with the neighbors and church group and PTA. Who does he think he is, driving a Tesla in this neighborhood?! This is what the Jones’ have done for generations.

The FIRE movement shirks those “traditions.” Vicki Robin—if she’s not an O.G. FIRE founder, I’m not sure who is—reminds us, “Money is something we trade our life energy for…The only real asset you have is time.” There’s an idea worth holding onto. The only real asset you have is time. We’ll come back to this idea. But first, a detour! Let’s go check out the steel mill…

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4 Proven Ways to Make Money with Twitter

4 proven ways to make money with TwitterIf all you’ve been doing on Twitter is following celebrity accounts and retweeting viral memes, you are seriously missing out. Whether it’s a personal account or a business social media page, you can actually make money with Twitter using a few simple ways.

Using social media, in general, is one of the top ways to make money online. You’ll likely have to take the time building an audience first.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, we’re here to prove otherwise, because it could give you a start at building your money making machine.

To give you a sense of just how popular Twitter is, as of early 2019, the social media platform had around monthly 330 million active users. Moreover, it had 500 million tweets being sent every day. If that doesn’t have you leaping for the opportunity, we don’t know what will.

The FIRE Movement

5 Things I Learned from the FIRE Community

5 things I learned about time and money from the FIRE communityMany people dream of becoming financially independent and retiring early, but it’s something that only a small percentage ever achieve. For most, work continues well into their sixties (and sometimes beyond), leaving little time to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

The idea behind FIRE (which stands for financial independence, retire early) is to provide the intellectual tools, resources, and support that people need to make early retirement a genuine possibility.

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Investing Passively in Real Estate With DiversyFund

This post was written in partnership with DiversyFund.

If you’re a reader of personal finance blogs, you know that real estate investing is a hot topic. Bloggers plug and review companies like Fundrise, Realty Mogul, and PeerStreet. A relatively new, but highly competitive fund in this space is DiversyFund. The team at DiversyFund asked us to take a look at their fund. We’re glad we did.

With that brief introduction, let’s dive in and take a closer look.