Chasing FIRE Interview #3 – Denis From Chain of Wealth

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in the …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #2 – Max from Max Your Freedom

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Today we continue our Chasing Fire interview series (click the link to see all interviews in this series). I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love …

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Chasing FIRE Interview #1 – FIRE Starter: Zach

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Today we begin a new interview series. I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in the comments (or via email: dom@genyfinanceguy.com).  First up …

My Interview With Mr. 1500

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An oldie but a goodie! This was originally published February 7th, 2015 on the 1500 days blog but doesn’t appear to be live anymore. Maybe I made Carl mad??? Good thing for the Wayback Machine, because I can still give reference to the original publication. If you want to see the original post and comments, you can visit the archive here. I have provided a few updates below in [blue within brackets.] (1) What is the worst financial mistake you made? When I was 20 and very green and naïve to the whole finance thing, I agreed to buy a house as the “credit partner.” The deal was that I would get paid $1,000 per month for letting this “investor” …

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My Interview With Adam Chudy – Some New Tidbits About GYFG

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I have done numerous interviews and blog posts across the personal finance blogosphere and after enough time passes I like to share those pieces with you here on this blog. I hope you enjoy the interview below and learn a few things you didn’t know about GYFG. This interview was originally published on Adam Chudy’s blog. Please enjoy! What’s your story? Feel free to share in any free form you choose about how you got on the blogger track, your current or prior career, and why you are interested in the personal finance / personal improvement space. This can be multiple paragraphs. I like to tell people that I am living the American Dream and creating my own Rags to …

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[Guest Post] Interview with Physician on Fire

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Today we have a fascinating guest taking over the blog to tell us a bit about his freedom fighting journey. He’s the first doctor we have showecased on the blog, and has already become financially independent (with a net worth around $3M), and work has therefore become optional. He hasn’t pulled the plug on the day job just yet, but he is moving to a reduced work schedule. You could say that he is suffering from a chronic case of “one more year” syndrome. Without further ado, I introduce to you, Physician on Fire… 1) Who are you and what do you do? What is your story? How are you fighting for your Freedom? Where did you start, where in the journey are …

My Dog’s Perspective on Frugality, Fun, & Finance

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Do you ever realize how happy your dog is just being “present?” I think we could all learn a thing or two observing how a dog takes time to smell the roses (among other things). I often wonder what is going on in my dog’s mind. My wife and I will even go so far as to ask him questions and then answer in his “voice.” You would only understand if you had a dog, and if you don’t have a dog, I probably sound a bit out of my mind. But stick with me here… Dogs have really it figured out. They live a very low-stress life and get excited over simple things like walks, Frisbee, dog beaches, food, …

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[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #29 – Amber Tree Leaves

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Today we have our last interview in this Freedom Fighter Series that we started last year. And today’s guest is writing from across the globe in Belgium. He is a fellow options enthusiast and is shooting to reach financial freedom by 2029. 1. Who are you and what do you do? What is your story? How are you fighting for your Freedom? Where did you start, where in the journey are you, and where do you ultimately want to end up? My name is Amber Tree Leaves. As you probably guess, this is not my real name. I prefer to blog in full anonymity. It gives me a secure feeling and I do think it enables me to be a little more …

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[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #28 – Nick True

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Today we have Nick True, a Mechanical Engineer, and a self proclaimed tightwad. He got married young, at 20 years old, and then proceeded to ruin his honeymoon. But he and his wife got through this, and learned core beliefs and principals that now guide their financial life. I hope you enjoy the interview below. Nick, the floor is yours… Let’s Get This Out Of The Way First I’ve found it’s best to just start off standing on stage, in nothing but my underwear. It lets you get to know the real me, and forces me to come out from behind the bushes. In other words, I want to start off with my biggest financial mistake. So here goes nothin… I …

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[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #27 – Joshua @ Biglaw Investor

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My name is Joshua and I write about investing and financial topics over at The Biglaw Investor. Before I go any further, I’ve looked through all of Gen Y’s previous Financial Freedom interviews to find one with the most comments (current record holder is White Collar Freedom). I want this to be Gen Y’s most commented on interview to date. Competitive? Maybe. In order to get a lot of comments from you, I’ve got an ASK and a PRIZE: THE ASK: This interview series is all about FIGHTING for your financial freedom. Freedom will not be handed to you. So, in the comments, tell us ONE concrete thing you will do after reading this post to get you closer to …