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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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A Dream Pension Faces Retirement Reality by Annette Whittenberger

A Dream Pension Faces Retirement Reality

March 7, 2019

College and Credit Cards My mom raised my brother and me to learn to work for what we have and to never…

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Finding Joy in the Journey

Finding Joy in the Journey

February 22, 2019

Whether my parents knew it at the time or not, they have changed the generations to come in our family forever by…

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A Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self

February 15, 2019

Hello, twenty-two-year-old Joel! Greetings from a decade in the future. There’s so much to catch you up on: There’s a new Power…

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How Ice Fueled Our FIRE by Tinian Crawford

How Ice Fueled Our FIRE

February 9, 2019

I grew up thinking of money as a means to procure the things that brought immediate satisfaction. As soon as I had…

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The Power of a Positive Alter Ego Trip by Ashleigh Evans

The Power of a Positive Alter Ego Trip

February 9, 2019

Dr. Jekyll has Mr. Hyde, Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce, and I have Jade. My FI alter ego was born in 2015, on…

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My Financial Midlife Crisis by Keith Matthews

My Financial Midlife Crisis

February 2, 2019

My midlife crisis came two summers ago when I realized how close I was to retirement eligibility yet how far I was…

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Confessions of a CampFI Imposter by Kacy Baughier

Confessions of a CampFI Imposter

January 27, 2019

This was my first CampFI ever and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am not a “FI” person per se however,…

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Escaping My Double Life and Finding Happiness by Cheryl Reed

Escaping My Double Life and Finding Happiness

January 27, 2019

My last day working for “the man” was two weeks ago and I am now officially free to lead Above the Clouds…

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Buying a Section 8 Rental Property in Little Rock by Rachel Fazio

Buying a Section 8 Rental Property in Little Rock

January 27, 2019

When I graduated from my various professional programs and got my first “real job,” I knew I needed to start saving for…

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