This post was written in partnership with DiversyFund. With DiversyFund real estate investing is now an option for almost anyone. And if you’re a reader of personal finance blogs, you know that real estate investing is a hot topic and can be a great way to diversify your FIRE portfolio. Bloggers plug and review companies […]
Making money from abandoned storage unit auctions is the most interesting side hustle I’ve ever done. For about a year, from 2010 – 2011, I bought several of these storage unit auctions. This post is all about my experience, and how you can give it a try if you’re interested.
Who doesn’t want to get rich quick then ride off into the sunset to live the life of their dreams? I do – that would be awesome! And based on the searches that drive people to this website, I’m not alone either. Here’s the good news/bad news reality: it is possible to get rich quick. […]
The 4% Rule, also known as the Safe Withdraw Rate (SWR), is a framework that financial planners and retirees use to determine how much of a stock portfolio can be spent each year without ever running out of money.
“I don’t know how you do it” is a common reply I hear when someone finds out that I’m raising a family of six and thriving on a single income family budget in Seattle, one of the least affordable cities in America (it’s the 8th worst). Most of the time that’s where the conversation ends. […]
What is The Rule of 25? The Rule of 25, also know as the Multiply by 25 Rule, attempts to define how much money you’ll need to save for your retirement. Not surprisingly, based on the name of the rule, that amount is 25 times your annual expenses (not income).
As more people become aware of and join the FIRE movement, the definition of FIRE continues to evolve. So what exactly is FIRE finance? Well, that really depends on who you ask.
The FIRE Movement What is FIRE and how does it work? In the world of personal finance, FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retired Early, or some variation thereof and there is a growing movement behind this concept. Within the FIRE Movement, one is considered to be FIRE, or FIRE’d, when their living expenses can be […]
Blogging for money is a popular side hustle. That’s because a blog can be up and running, with ads, is under an hour. And because the barrier to entry is so low, there’s a lot of competition for traffic, and traffic is what you need if you’re blogging for money. So if you’re going to start […]
The following outdated financial advice was created by previous generations, but no longer holds true in today’s world. If you’re interested in achieving financial independence and early retirement then you need to consider passing on these 5 pieces of outdated financial advice.
I can’t seem to stop changing up the Camp FIRE Finance homepage. My intentions are good, but I can’t help by wonder: does all of this updating my homepage hurt SEO? I make minor tweaks to my homepage multiple times per week. It’s not uncommon for me to make major changes multiple times per week […]
I’ve had every intention of posting monthly behind-the-scenes updates on Camp FIRE, but when life gets in the way, this humble blog is lowest on the ol’ priority list. My post frequency suffers as a result. But as luck would have it, I’ve got a bit of time today to try and crank out a […]
Can you believe that it’s almost International Financial Independence Day?! Do you remember when you first learned about the FI/RE concept? If your experience was anything like mine, it was a true epiphany moment! The idea resonates with so many because of its simplicity. One moment you’re relatively clueless about finances, investing and retirement planning […]
This site is been hoppin’ lately! After a year of very little acitvity, you might be wondering what’s going on? Four posts in four days!?! Okay, nobody is wondering what’s going on, but I’ll let you know anyway. I’m back on GRQ mostly because I’m finally committed to the idea of using GRQ as a way […]
Over the past year, several bloggers and podcasters have sent me some goodies. I’ve accumulated a decent collection of books and other items. I’m going to start giving some of it away via our Giveaways page.
Well, year one is officially in the books! What started off as a little-known weekly blog roundup on Get Rich Quick’ish has become a recognized and go-to site within the FIRE movement for financial independence and early retirement content. This is a quick & dirty recap of our first year, including our strategies and some […]
The FIRE Directory from Camp FIRE Finance Hey all, we’re really excited about the FIRE Directory. We’ve got high hopes for this and feel that it can become a great resource not just for the PF blogging community, but for anyone that’s interested in the FIRE movement. We’ hope you’ll take 10 minutes to create […]
A behind the scenes update of the goings on at Camp FIRE Finance, including traffic reports.
Six Months In – A Camp FIRE Finance Review Well my first behind the scenes post was relatively well received so I’m back. This time I’ll give you a quick’ish update on how things have been going over at Camp FIRE Finance during our first six months.
WHAT TO DO WITH GET RICH QUICK’ISH I’m struggling with how to move forward with Get Rich Quick’ish. These days my time and efforts are focused on my latest project, Camp FIRE Finance.
Travel hacking our Hawaii family vacation seemed daunting when I first started planning this trip. But it wasn’t too hard at all and now that I’ve returned I’ve got to be honest, it sucks to be back. I don’t like the dreary Pacific Northwest this time of year. Kurt Cobain once sang “in the […]
One thing I’ve learned the hard way is the importance of setting financial goals. They say ‘the unaimed arrow never misses‘ and I’ve definitely found that to be true. During the times in my life when I’ve not had a goal, I’ve not made any measurable progress. I suspect many of you have had similar periods in […]
Hey there! BEAM is now live, and so is my review. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. Check it out right here Several months ago I posted this review of Beam, a Fintech app that’s been getting a lot of buzz for the high interest rates of 2%-4% that they’ll be offering customers. Most big banks and […]
Hey there! BEAM is now live, and so is my review. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. Check it out right here January 30, 2018 Update: I’ve published an updated review after interviewing Beam again. January 24, 2018 Update: I’ve finished speaking with Beam and my new uprdate will be published on Tuesday Jan. 30th, 2018 […]
The posts which do best on this site are those in which I’m most honest. Honestly! So I’m going to be honest with you today: I’m kinda lazy. It’s not uncommon for me to seek out the path of least resistance; to find an easier way. That’s not a great quality to have if you’re […]
A successful day doesn’t begin when you wake up, stretch, exercise, then eat a good breakfast that will provide the fuel you’ll need to power the rest of your day. Those are all important ways to start a day off right, but in reality a great tomorrow starts today. The same holds true for your […]
Today’s post is for all the personal finance bloggers out there that read GRQ. If you’re not a blogger, then this post probably won’t be very interesting to you (you can check back this Thursday for a non-blogging blog post). However, if you are a blogger, or are interested in starting your own blog, then […]
I haven’t been into my office very much this month, and as those of you with office jobs know, it’s best to show your face every now and then. After all, you don’t want people to start thinking that things work just fine when you’re not around! I was out the first week of the […]
Yesterday this blog received a massive influx of traffic. When so many new people find the blog it’s inevitable that a small fraction of them will find something to complain about, or take the time to email me and let me know how or why my opinion on something I’ve posted is incorrect. I’m always happy […]
A couple of weeks ago my kids and I were looking for something to do that was outside of our normal routine. We decided to drive into Seattle and maybe just hang out at the Space Needle, check out a game at Key Arena, grab some food. It ended up being a lot of fun […]