My Journey to Financial Independence and Retiring Early

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2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

Happy New Year! I’ve decided to do something very scary for me, but I’m excited to share. I’m going to break down all of the my savings and expenses for 2016. In 2017, I’m planning on doing monthly reports so that you can see how I […]

How to (Not) Pay Taxes Like Trump

How to (Not) Pay Taxes Like Trump

First and foremost, this is not an endorsement for Donald Trump whatsoever. In case you are unaware, last week the New York Times published some pages from Donald Trump’s 1995 tax filings showing an epic $916 million dollar loss, which could have allowed him to […]

Why You Should Start Saving For Retirement Right Now!

Why You Should Start Saving For Retirement Right Now!

Yes, you! Yes, right now! Maybe you don’t think you can afford to save for retirement. Maybe you’re still young and think you have plenty of time before you have to worry about retirement. Maybe you don’t plan on ever retiring. Let me tell you […]

How I Save Almost 40% of My Income Before I Even Get Paid

How I Save Almost 40% of My Income Before I Even Get Paid

The day I was hired full time at my company I inquired about setting up 401k contributions, which I wasn’t eligible for as an intern. Once I secured my role as a Research Associate in 2013, I started contributing 3% of every paycheck to the […]

Welcome to The Fire Drill

Welcome to The Fire Drill

Hi everyone! I’m glad you’re here. Recently it’s come to light that I am a heavy saver that plans to retire early. Not just 5-10 years early, but in my 30s early (hopefully). I will be chronicling my journey here. Why The Fire Drill? Well […]