Steady paychecks with automatic deductions are the easiest way to pay yourself first. This is a breakdown of how much money we save out of each paycheck towards retirement. I have tried over the years to continue to live off of the same amount, raise to raise, and put the 'new money' into retirement/savings by … Continue reading Retirement Savings Per Check
What is the Swan FIRE Prowess Gauge you ask? Silly mortal, it is the latest greatest way to measure you progress toward Financial Independence and Early Retirement! You can thank Green Swan for this concept and Retirement Manifesto for its appearance in chain form. Simply Put; Over any certain amount of time, your Swan FIRE … Continue reading My Swan FIRE Prowess Numbers
This chart keeps track of my retirement contributions. It indicates the amount of $ invested in certain Retirement vehicles and their Growth Rate as of 07/23/17. It is important to track this because it gives you a sense of which avenues give you the most bang for your buck. I recently cashed out a large … Continue reading Growth of Retirement Contributions
Different retirement vehicles kick in at different times. If you are shooting for early retirement it is important to make a retirement schedule. You need to see what money is reliably rolling in and when. At what age will you receive what income? I have mapped out my own Schedule as follows. This post is … Continue reading Retirement Master Plan
I get the modern American economy, I really do. We were all peasants back in the day and figured out that with our own hard work and the changing industrial/free market/capitalist system, we could climb the ladder and improve our lives. It worked well too. The growth of the American middle class is unprecedented in … Continue reading Viva la Revolution!