Author Archives: Steve Traylen

First Week Finances

We have now been in Portland a week! We are currently staying with family, so the biggest financial concerns this week were a house and a car; the two largest expenses most families deal with.

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The Journey to Financial Independence.

Clearly it takes a certain mindset to become financially independent, and the earlier you start the better.  There are several ways to achieve it, and our way is not the only way. I’ll expand on some of these points in … Continue reading

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What is Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE)?

Put simply, financial independence is the ability to live in an appropriate level of comfort without having to rely on income from a traditional 9-5 job. Thus you need to have a nest egg that is large enough to support … Continue reading

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‘The Path Less Traveled By’

A year ago we had a choice of two paths, and we took the path less traveled by, and hope that will make all the difference.  To give up two  well-paying jobs, consistent income, and excellent health insurance for an … Continue reading

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