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Service in Stages

Service in Stages

In today's post I am going to share one of the tougher realities that I have had to realize in my adult life. Over the last 12 years, I have lived the progression from college, to internships, to entry level corporate life, to climbing the ladder, and finally to...

Evaluating Risk for the FIRE Community

Evaluating Risk for the FIRE Community

Part of my role here at Nine to Fi is to fully disclose the challenges that face the up and coming FIRE crowd. And while tax optimization, earning potential, and investment strategies all present challenges, there is nothing more challenging than the simple...

July 2018 Update

July 2018 Update

Hello everyone! So one of the coolest things about the personal finance space is that you will find incredible people willing to be open with their finances, and will share their numbers on their blogs. People like 1500 days, Fiery Millenial, and others have inspired...

The Secret Asset Allocation Strategy for Early Retirees

The Secret Asset Allocation Strategy for Early Retirees

Who's ready to talk asset allocation!? This is going to be a fun one, because it's going to challenge you to think a little differently than you've been hard wired for up until now.When you think Asset Allocation, what comes to mind?According to Investopedia, asset...

Frugality in Phases

Frugality in Phases

Frugality is a bit of a dogma in the personal finance community. And with good reason. You will never achieve financial independence if you are not able to implement some systematic frugality in your life. But there is a part of the equation that I think the community...

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