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Amish as a Model for FI/RE

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I was performing a thought experiment the other day and was wondering what it would be like if you took all of the approaches typically taken to achieve financial independence and took them to the extreme. Would it be possible to create such an existence and what would it look like? You would have no […]

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FI/RE and Religion

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One of the topics that I find interesting that people rarely talk about when it comes to FI/RE is the intersection of a FI/RE mentality and religion.  I don’t consider myself a deeply religious person, but I was raised in a religious tradition and many of the values impressed upon me continue to guide my […]

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FI/RE is Not A New Idea

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It’s interesting how, with age, you get a different perspective on life. When I was first introduced to the concept of FI/RE I was immediately enthralled. Excited to learn as much as I could as quickly as I could, but there was also a part of me that became upset. How is it possible that […]