FIRE ME Today

FIRE ME Today is a play on words. FIRE = Financial Independence, Retire Early. ME = Made Easy. Today = Today. My specific posts, thoughts, book recommendations, blogs, podcasts, etc. are my resources to help you own your journey to Financial Independence. I focus more on the ability to retire with dignity than retiring early. I hope to share ideas and strategies to help you on your journey and to help you realize that the rat race isn’t normal. The greatest myth ever told is that you “need money to make money.” NO! You need time. It is your greatest asset. You can achieve financial security regardless of income level… as long as you are willing to learn and put in the effort.

ALL INFORMATION IS OPINION AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AS SUCH. I AM NOT A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT OR ADVISOR. INFORMATION IS SHARED AND IS PERSONAL OPINION. PLEASE SEEK APPROPRIATE EXPERTS BEFORE ACTING ON ANY INFORMATION SHARED. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR GAINS OR YOUR LOSSES. YOU OWN YOUR DESTINY!

Resources

I have compiled a few resources that may be interest to you:

  • FI Book Recommendations – A compilation of Personal Finance books that I have read or are on the nightstand based on recommendations from friends or the FI community. Where possible, I’ll also provide my rating and a book review.
  • FIRE Community Favorite Podcasts – A compilation of Personal Finance Podcasts that I have gathered from the FI community. I have listed to several but this list is nearly 50+ and covers a range of interests.
  • Side Hustles, Gigs, and Extra Income – A list to provide brainstorming ideas to possibly see if your expertise, skills, and passion allow for the opportunity to earn extra income. Where possible, I’ll provide a summary with additional links to help get you started as well.

Personal Finance Blog Posts

Preparedness Series: Beyond The Emergency Fund

It is important to have an emergency fund. But, what comes next? In this survival preparedness series, we’ll cover items such as food, water, fire, protection, first aid, etc. to help ensure you and your family can survive for weeks or months in the event of a prolonged disaster.

When Bad Advice Meets… Well, It’s Just Bad Advice

The best time to start saving for your retirement is today. Do not wait and do not listen to bad advice that may say you can afford to wait. That is just bad advice.

Side Hustle Series: Commercial Drone Pilot (FAA 107 Certification)

What is needed to fly your drone for commercial, money paying engagements? You will need to become a certified FAA 107 sUAS Commercial Pilot. This post provides an overview on how to make this a reality for you.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

If you are interested in incorporating affiliate marketing into your blog, check out Michelle’s course – Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – which provides the lessons she used to go from $0 to $50,000 per month in affiliate income.

What Is Going On With GameStop (GME) and Should You Get In?

What is going on with GameStop (GME) and should you get in? If you don’t know what is happening, here is a quick summary.

What Is Your Purpose? Is Your Spouse Aligned?

Are you struggling to find meaning after retirement or leading into retirement? Are you concerned and unsure what you will do? Finding your purpose on your Financial Independence or FIRE journey is critical. And equally important is to ensure your spouse is aligned. Do you have FIRE fever but your spouse isn’t on-board? Here are my thoughts.

Faith, Family, and Finances

Stephen Legler’s friend and pastor shares with the community how he discusses and teaches his children about saving and spending through the use of the envelope system.

The Time Value of Money

Why does it matter to invest as much money as you can, the earliest that you can even if you stop later in life? Because of the Time Value of Money. I showed this example to my kiddos several years ago and it was a lesson I learned some 20+ years in the distant past….

Where It All Began – Money

It is generally said that you should never talk about religion, money, or politics. Although I completely disagree as these are three of my most favorite topics to discuss regardless of your position, I do find that money seems to be the one least talked about amongst friends. I don’t think money should be discussed…

Stop! Read! VTSAX or its equivalents

As I’m in the process of moving my content over to a single website, I had to stop and share this. I get questions all of the time on what stocks are hot, how should someone invest their money, or how to setup their portfolio for retirement success. My usual response is that over the…

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