Top 7 FIRE News Stories of 2017

At the end of the year, the media is full of retrospectives on the top news events and celebrity stories, so with that in mind, I set my thoughts to what are the biggest news happenings that have affected people on their journey to financial independence and retiring early (FIRE) in 2017. Here’s my list (in no particular order) … TRUMP BUMP – The stock … Continue reading Top 7 FIRE News Stories of 2017

GOP Tax Reform – Not So Big Savings in MN

(Updated 12/31/17 for final Tax Reform provisions) Tax Reform has been all over the news in the last week and when the Senate passed their bill on Friday night, I was excited at the prospect of seeing a solid windfall based on what the politicians were saying about it. The Republicans promised big savings for everyone across the board – they were even concerned it … Continue reading GOP Tax Reform – Not So Big Savings in MN

Free To Choose – Economist Milton Friedman

With the Presidential election behind us and a new one-party led government in Washington DC, it is likely we will see much more change on economic policies than we seen in almost a decade.  I’m excited to see if the new President and Congress take action on some of the four areas outlined in my pre-election post earlier this week. I included this quote from … Continue reading Free To Choose – Economist Milton Friedman

What The New President and Congress Need To Address

On Sunday’s CBS 60 Minutes, they reported that 82% of likely voters are more disgusted than excited for the election.  Regardless of your politics, neither candidate gets high marks for trustworthiness and there is a lack of confidence that the country is heading in the right direction. On this day before Election Day, I thought I would comment on the four key things that will … Continue reading What The New President and Congress Need To Address