FIRE Starter – The Transformative Principle of “Go Around”

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You can find all of Zach’s previous posts here. Today, Zach introduces the “Go Around” principle. It reminds me of something I tell the guys that work for me on a regular basis and that’s “the value is in the solution, not in the problem.” Anyone can identify a problem. Anyone can complain about a problem. Anyone can come up with solutions to solve or “Go Around” the problem but choose not to. Please take Zach’s advice and embrace the principle of “Go Around.” I hope you enjoy Zach’s latest FIRE Starter post below. First, a Quick Reminder of Why I Started This Series For the astute observer, you will notice that I have added three new series to the …

Chasing FIRE Interview #10 – With Yours Truly – Gen Y Finance Guy

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As I do from time to time, I like to pass along guest posts I’ve done for others. Below is a guest post that I wrote for “Max Your Freedom” about a year ago. However, as I type, it appears that the blog has been sold and the site has changed drastically (for the worse in my opinion). You can read about Max in the interview he did for my site before he stopped blogging himself here. I’m bummed that Max is no longer blogging as I enjoyed reading his content and his charting skills were superb. It’s always interesting to re-read things from the past. I particularly enjoy reflecting back and being reminded of the progress that can be …


FIRE Starter – 20-Somethings: Stop Worrying About Finding Your Dream Job. Instead, Do These Two Things.

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You can find all of Zach’s previous posts here. Today, Zach discusses how to set yourself up for success in your career and create your own dream job. I have done just as he describes below and it has paid off handsomely. I can attest to the fact that the more skills you acquire, the more valuable you become to employers. The more valuable you are, the more money you earn. When you earn (and save) more money, you create more optionality in your life. Creating optionality allows you to go through life in a position of strength! His post may be addressed to the 20-Somethings, but the same advice applies to those people who got a later start in …

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October 2019 – Detailed Financial Report #58 – Net Worth $1,342,681 | Income $116,170

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And we’re back! Halloween always seems to be the line in the sand that separates summer from fall where I live and it marks the start of my favorite time of year. The weather has cooled down significantly and the AC will be off for the next six months. Even better, the clocks will “fall back” for daylight savings time in California and psychological trick or not, I always feel more rested when this happens. October was a month for records, both in the markets and the GYFG financials. It is also an odd month where our income hit an all-time high at $116,170, we deployed almost $225,000 in capital, and our savings rate was almost 80%, yet our net …