The Race to FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early

Month: October 2017

Got Teen Boys? It’s Gonna Cost You!

Got Teen Boys? It’s Gonna Cost You!

The Effect of Teen Boys (and a Couple of Accidents) on Auto Insurance Rates Our two oldest kids are teen boys. They’re great kids – healthy, happy and respectful (most of the time.) Sure, they eat a lot and their soccer bags smell like a […]

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – The Tales of Selling Company Stock

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – The Tales of Selling Company Stock

Coulda, woulda, shoulda – the lament of anyone who has ever sold stock too soon or held stock too long. This rings especially true when talking about stock in the company for which you work. The issue of When to Sell our company stock has […]

Single-Payer Healthcare – Painful or Painless? A Firsthand Comparison of American and Canadian Healthcare

Single-Payer Healthcare – Painful or Painless? A Firsthand Comparison of American and Canadian Healthcare

There are few topics in America today that garner as much controversy as healthcare. With the President’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare or ACA (Affordable Care Act), individuals relying on this insurance are in a constant state of instability. Yes, I realize that’s an […]

Details of Our Retirement Budget

Details of Our Retirement Budget

The most critical step in planning FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is estimating your financial needs when you no longer have a day job. Paying careful attention to this step will provide the goal for how much money you need and how long it will […]

How to Create a Plan for Total Financial Freedom

How to Create a Plan for Total Financial Freedom

If you’ve read anything on this site, then you’re probably familiar with the backstory of how we started our race to financial freedom. But for those of you that are new to the site, here’s a brief recap. Very brief. Husband comes home from work, […]

Running with the Dogs (of the Dow)

Running with the Dogs (of the Dow)

Recently we decided to invest money in a strategy known as Dogs of the Dow. This technique was first described in the book, Beating the Dow, written by Michael O’Higgins. The book was first published in 1990. Interestingly, not once did O’Higgins ever mention the […]

Welcome to Dash2Retire

Welcome to Dash2Retire

Most financial experts would agree that the road to retirement is a marathon, not a sprint. But our road to retirement became a 6-year dash in 2014. I left the corporate world eons ago when we were blessed with our first child. And now, with […]


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