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Financial Independence with Geoarbitrage by Kally and Zach - Fiology

Financial Independence With Geoarbitrage

September 1, 2020

Once our eyes are opened to the world of Financial Independence, we begin to focus on what works best for us to achieve FI sooner rather than later. Zach and I determined to pursue Financial Independence with Geoarbitrage. This is our FI story. Zach and I met in the Spring of 2017 in the most…

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A Financial Independence Awakening by Justin David Carl - Fiology

A Financial Independence Awakening

August 28, 2020

From Financial Ruin to Recovery My Financial Independence (FI) Awakening was born out of financial ruin. I was 6 years behind on my personal taxes and had $40K worth of debt weighing down on me. I felt ashamed. I was beyond frustrated with my financial position to the point that I mostly tried to avoid…

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Financial Independence Before 40 with Pension and Real Estate by Justin and Christina Dennison

Financial Independence Before 40 With Pension and Real Estate

June 27, 2019

I am an enlisted service member with the U.S. Air Force. My wife is a medical writer with a Ph.D. in neuroscience.…

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Putting Things Back Where They Belong by Nick and Carol Keesey

Putting Things Back Where They Belong

June 14, 2019

From College Dropout to… My wife, Carol, and I met in spring 2014. She was living in Frederick, Maryland, working as an…

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Bouncing Back with the BRRRR Method by Jen and Zack Reeves

Bouncing Back With the BRRRR Method

June 9, 2019

Over the past four years, my husband and I have journeyed from virtually no hope of ever retiring to tripling our net…

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On Loyalty, Living, and the Long Game by Nils and Jonas Salzgeber

On Loyalty, Living, and the Long Game

May 14, 2019

I discovered Nils and Jonas when researching the topic of Stoicism to support Fiology Lesson 43: The FI-losophy of Financial Independence. Since…

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The Brrrr Method: Real Estate With David Greene

The BRRRR Method: Talking Real Estate With David Greene

April 29, 2019

The BRRRR method has made money for a lot of real estate investors. BRRRR stands for Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat Those…

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From Typical Work Day to Living Life Your Way by Daniel Killion

From Typical Work Day To Living Life Your Way

April 4, 2019

I have what most would consider to be an amazing job. I make more money than I probably should, I have more…

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Finding a Financial Path While the Career Game Changes by Lisa Duke

Finding a Financial Path While the Career Game Changes

March 19, 2019

Early Foundation My parents were both professionals who absolutely believed in the importance of education. My father was a manager at the…

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Evolution of a FI Journey: From Baby Steps to FI Sprints by Chad Methner

From Baby Steps To FI Sprints

March 19, 2019

Thrift Shop Inspiration My FI journey began late 2012. I was with family, wandering around a thrift shop and happened upon a…

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New to Financial Independence at 40 by Kristi and Jason Arnold

New To Financial Independence at 40

March 13, 2019

We prepared emotionally and financially for the ax to fall for nearly five years, but when it finally did we weren’t ready.…

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