$5.8 million. This is the number that you can expect to earn in a lifetime according to these conditions: Starting salary: $80,000 Age: 26 Retirement age: 65 % annual increase in income: 3% Of course, these numbers will vary WIDELY depending on your situation.  Change any of these variables, and you will have different results.…

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Back in the dark ages (otherwise known as the 1990’s), I came across this book in my house. It was called “The Millionaire Next Door”, and little did I know that this book would re-enter my life over 20 years later. I was a college student back then, and I must have been home for…

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So why did I use the acronym FIRE in my title? This was a new term for me up until recently.  But once I found out what it was, it resonated very deeply with me. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. You have enough accumulated in your investments that you can live off of…

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