Financial Independence

Helping you achieve and maintain financial independence throughout your life.

The Financial Independence Dough (aka “FIDough”) Hub focuses on the best available resources to help you achieve and maintain financial independence throughout all stages of life.

New to FIDough?

If you landed here because you are for the first time trying to get your financial house in order, congratulations! No one cares more about your money than you do, and only you can ensure you advance from living off of your parents to supporting yourself — the first type of financial independence. Getting there essentially begins (and ends) with the Ten Simple Words that nearly all financial advice boils down to:  “Spend less than you earn and invest the difference wisely.”Keep this phrase in mind as you learn about the various perspectives on saving, budgeting, debt elimination, and more.  It all comes down to the basics.

FIRE focused?

More than ever, many people hope not to have to work their entire life.  They want to position themselves to be able to choose the type of work they do, or whether they work at all, at an early age (or at least sometime before they die).  They are part of what has become known as the Financial Independence Retire Early (aka FIRE) movement.  To achieve this robust kind of financial independence, you must not only master the basics, but maintain a laser-like focus on the foundational key to financial success – “Spend less than you earn and invest the difference wisely.” These folks typically save at a significantly higher rate than average, and maintain a disciplined investing approach.  Chasing FIDough collects FIRE-related resources.

FI, retired, or nearing retirement?

If you have retired, are nearing retirement, or otherwise put yourself into a position where you do not have to engage in paying work to sustain your chosen lifestyle, congratulations!  Caring for FIDough explores topics and resources relevant to you.

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