Most Dangerous Early Retirement Strategy To Follow: Coast FIRE

In 2009, I established my first rule of FIRE: generate enough passive income to cover your basic living expenses. Once achieved, you attain financial independence and the freedom to pursue your desires. Since then, various permutations of FIRE have emerged, one of which is Coast FIRE. Coast FIRE involves front-loading your retirement savings and then … Read more

4-alarm fire burns warehouse in downtown St. Louis

Fire crews worked to contain a four-alarm warehouse fire Saturday morning. Eighty-five firefighters were called to the scene of the five-story building that partially collapsed. The building was vacant at the time of the fire. “This is one of those where we surround the structure, and basically, I don’t want to say surround and drown, … Read more

I’m Unwilling To Change The Rules Of FIRE To Win The Game

I’ve been documenting my journey in Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) since July 2009. I’m not aware of any other blogger who commenced their FIRE journey earlier, is still currently retired or unemployed, and has maintained a consistent writing presence like I have on Financial Samurai. When I began sharing my FIRE experiences, I was … Read more

Congress And Biden Are Playing With Fire In The Debt Ceiling Standoff

ABC News photo illustration Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. nrakich (Nathaniel Rakich, senior elections analyst): Could an economic cataclysm be just a few weeks away? Experts are warning that could indeed happen if the U.S. doesn’t raise the debt ceiling, the statutory limit on how much money the … Read more