She’s on FIRE!

In recent blogs I’ve discussed the FIRE movement (Financial Independence Retire Early) and the potential pitfalls of early retirement. Left unaddressed is how to pull it off – does it take a big income? or monk-like frugality?? Here’s how one 3rd DecadeTM graduate is...

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Be careful what you wish for…

I’d estimate that about 30% of the participants in the 3rd DecadeTM program would like to retire early whether that means age 60, 50 or even 40. But, is the dream better than the reality? San Dogan, founder of the website Financial Samurai, retired at 34 and his is a...

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Mr. Money Mustache vs. Suze Orman

Financial Independence/Retire Early – how is this possible? Suze Orman says FI/RE “…is the biggest mistake, financially speaking, you will ever, ever make in your lifetime.” Mr. Money Mustache counters “as soon as you stop making excuses for why these ideas can’t...

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Your Job, Your Passion

Lucky are the few whose work is their passion. Know anyone who wanted to be, let’s say, a nurse when they grew up, became a nurse and lived (and worked) happily ever after? Similarly, lucky are the few who find meaning in their work, no matter what work they do. How...

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Democracy

We’re hearing this word a lot lately and next week is our deadline to weigh in – Election Day. The majority of my readers are millennials with growing political power. Did you know you can pre-register? Apparently 100,000 California youths have done so which allows...

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Camp Mustache

Yes, there really is a Camp Mustache! This financial getaway attracts those who are super interested in saving, investing and retiring early a la Mr. Money Mustache. Two graduates of our 3rd DecadeTM program attended Camp Mustache – here’s their story: “Our journey...

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Help Wanted

Yes, really! The TCI Foundation is looking for just the right person to help us with our continued growth and what better place to look than our 3rd DecadeTM graduates and blog followers. The TCI Foundation is currently looking for a Program Coordinator in the Tucson...

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Are you a Choice Architect?

We all are. On a macro level, choice architecture manipulates our decision-making based on how choices are presented. On a micro level, we take part in managing our own choices – big ones, little ones, daily. The term was coined by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein and...

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