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Set daily, weekly, monthly, and annual savings goals

Most of the retirement calculators come out with a number you will need to "retire" based on your inputs and current progression. The numbers are so large that they seem impossible to reach and consequently discourage saving.

However, a daily goal is much easier to consider. If you need to get to $1,250,000 over a 30 year period, you can wrap your mind around saving $50 a day with an expected 5% annual compounding rate.

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Cut back on your three biggest expenses.

  • Housing: The easiest way to do this is by house hacking, where you rent or buy a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment and rent out the extra rooms to offset or make money on your rent or mortgage.
  • Transportation:...

Early retirement is not defined as when you stop working forever, but as having the freedom and flexibility that saving up enough money can give you if you want to leave a job.

The idea that when you retire, you are done working is an old school idea. Working is actually g...

The two most important numbers to track your early retirement strategy are:

  • Your savings rate: This is the percentage of your income that you're saving either before or after taxes in all of your accounts
  • Your net-worth: This is the most imp...

Deposit as much money as possible into your investment accounts every day, even if it is only $5. If you get a bonus, invest it. If you make extra money on a side hustle, invest it.

Try to deposit $5/day and then increase it $1/week. You will probably not miss the extra do...

Go out and try to make more money. Start by optimizing your full-time job and starting a side hustle.

  • Optimize your 9 to 5: Negotiate a raise and work remotely, so you have more control over your time and more time to make money on the side. Ensure you are maximizing...

Based on a series of papers known as the Trinity Studies, you need to save 25-30 times your expected annual expenses to have enough money to last you for the rest of your life.

This multiple is based on the percentage of your investment growth that you would be able to wit...

A good early retirement strategy is built on maximizing three aspects: Income, expenses, and savings.

To build your early retirement strategy, you need to determine your retire early or financial independence (FI) number. It is the amount of money you need for work...

A good early retirement investing strategy should be simple, focused on stocks, bonds, and real estate, and be executed consistently.

  • Ensure to have both a short- and long term investing strategy.
  • Only invest in what you understand.
  • Stick with asset...

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