Financial Independence, Financial Freedom, and Early Retirement
The Financial Independence Dough Hub focuses on the best available resources to help you achieve Financial Independence, Retire Early (FI or FIRE), and manage and enjoy your own financial independence money (aka your FIDough) once you have achieved FI or Financial Freedom.
If you do not yet have your own plan for financial freedom, start here. If you are in accumulation mode (i.e., saving and investing for your future), check out Chasing FIDough. If you have achieved financial independence or are nearing retirement, check out Caring for FIDough.
FIDough’s Current Picks
(A collection of recent FIDough-related content that others might enjoy. For my all time favorite’s, check out FIDough’s Favorites.)
Comparing portfolio performance (1973 to 2016) – From investing for a living, a 2016 update that compares a wide variety of investment strategies (from buy and hold to more active strategies) using different metrics.
3 Types Of Retirement And Their Very Different Savings Strategies – Interesting piece from Michael Kitces that explores three “types” of retirement (two of which involve ongoing work of some kind) and how these increasingly popular types of retirement may have implications for investment/savings strategies.
The Sane Fientist – the Mad Fientist’s Wife’s Thoughts on Financial Independence – The Mad Fientist’s interview with his wife Jill concerning their journey to FI. It starts out slow (sorry Brandon), but is well worth the listen as it uncovers some key lessons for all of us on the FI journey.
Darrow Kirkpatrick’s Favorite Blog Posts from 2016 – From the Can I Retire Yet website, a post concerning Darrow Kirkpatrick’s favorite 2016 blogs. His choices are meaty and substantive.
Motley Fool Money – Victory Lap Retirement – Veteran financial columnist and author Jonathan Chevreau shares insights from his latest book, including why financial independence is better than retirement, why the word “retirement” needs to be retired, and money advice for millennials.
Which Retirement Spending Strategy Is Right For You? by Wade Pfau – Article by the Retirement Researcher discussing how different retirement spending strategies have different patterns, which may help you identify the best strategy for your particular situation.