Invest your Emergency Fund in I Bonds for Better Returns

I Bonds are great for maximizing returns on money held in emergency funds. These saving bonds are backed by the U.S. Government (100% safe) and indexed to inflation. Not only do I Bonds have higher interest rates than money market funds and CDs, but all interest is also free from state and local income taxes … Read more

3 Reasons to Get Umbrella Insurance

umbrella insurance for Chubby FIRE

Umbrella insurance is essential for most people pursuing Chubby FIRE. Everyone makes mistakes. Or sometimes we get blamed for mistakes that aren’t really our fault. That’s why we have insurance to protect us, our families, and our property. Problem is, our insurance isn’t perfect, either. And there are so many things likely to go wrong … Read more

What is Chubby FIRE? Retiring Early in Comfort

Chubby FIRE is considered the upper middle class of the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retired Early). With a net worth between Lean and Fat FIRE, Chubby enables you to retire early and enjoy life with some luxuries. Chubby guidelines Retirement looks different for everyone, and it would be easy to argue that you don’t need … Read more

More than 14 Reasons to Write a Blog

Writing a blog can be a great learning experience

There are many reasons to write a blog. This list below highlights more than 14 of these reasons. If you think of another one, please leave a comment, and I’ll add it (and link back to you of course). Prior to writing about Chubby FIRE, and I used to have a number of other sites … Read more