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  1. The Unexpected Benefits of FIRE
  2. I’ve Moved the Finish Line
  3. You Don’t Have To Suck At Negotiation
  4. On the path to financial independence: September 2017
  5. The BITAs in Beautiful Lisbon
  6. A Tale of Three Lounges
  7. The ESPP Bible - Part 3
  8. The ESPP Bible - Part 2
  9. On the path to financial independence: August 2017
  10. The ESPP Bible - Part 1
  11. Budgeting For Sporadic Stuff
  12. Befriend An Immigrant; Your Wallet will Thank You
  13. An Update On Our Churning Portfolio
  14. Calculating our Expenses in Retirement
  15. Whither Shall We Wander?
  16. Are Experiences the New Avocado Toast?
  17. It’s Time To Make A Shopping List
  18. On the path to financial independence: July 2017
  19. Why I’m Not In The Poor House
  20. Free is Fabulous (and where to find it)
  21. The Power of Perspective
  22. You Want to Move Where?
  23. Pretirement: A Review
  24. Ten FIRE Games to Pass the Time
  25. The Things I Won’t Miss About Corporate Life
  26. On the path to financial independence: June 2017
  27. Caution: Side-Effects Ahead
  28. You Can’t Fail at FIRE
  29. So You’re Late to the Party
  30. Are Your RSUs Messing With Your Taxes?
  31. Immigrants on FIRE: Gorden Lopes
  32. Pigs Get Slaughtered
  33. Long Term Capital Gains, Roth Conversions and Harvesting Gains
  34. Understanding Taxation of Long Term Capital Gains
  35. On the path to financial independence: May 2017
  36. What Are Your Superpowers?
  37. Immigrants on FIRE: Lazy Retiree
  38. A Plan from 1946 for the Intelligent Spending of Money
  39. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  40. Have you ever asked yourself: 4% of What?
  41. What Will You Leave Behind?
  42. Am I Really Retiring Early?
  43. How To Make Money Despite Yourself
  44. On the path to financial independence: April 2017
  45. The Joneses Can’t Keep Up With Me
  46. Your Life: Off the Shelf or Made to Order?
  47. The Position of Fuck You
  48. Of Generosity and Gratitude
  49. Siddhartha on How To Achieve Financial Independence
  50. On the path to financial independence: March 2017
  51. Exploring the World with a Toddler in Tow
  52. Are We There Yet? A FIRE Calendar
  53. Parenting on FIRE
  54. The Mystery of My Medical Bills (I may be a Cyborg)
  55. The Quirks of Being Middle Class Indian (and how it benefits my wallet)
  56. What might the AHCA mean for Early Retirement?
  57. What is in your Happiness Portfolio?
  58. On the path to financial independence: February 2017
  59. Fear versus FIRE
  60. Should I Get Divorced?
  61. Benefits of Credit Card Churning: Airport Lounge Access
  62. A Lazy Person’s Guide to Earning and Using Ultimate Rewards Points
  63. The Complete Backdoor Roth How-to
  64. The 5 Commandments of Personal Finance
  65. On the path to financial independence: January 2017
  66. The BackStory of Mrs. BITA: Part 5
  67. The BackStory of Mrs. BITA: Part 4
  68. The BackStory of Mrs. BITA: Part 3
  69. The BackStory of Mrs. BITA: Part 2
  70. The BackStory of Mrs. BITA: Part 1
  71. To Buy Or Not to Buy
  72. Is there Spare Change in your Couch?
  73. On the path to financial independence: December 2016
  74. The Evolution of our Plan for 2017
  75. A Peek Under the Skirt of Financial Blogging
  76. A Step-By-Step Guide to Opening a Taxable Brokerage Account
  77. Personal Capital Security Explained, Part 2
  78. Personal Capital Security Explained
  79. Why I Need to Be A Dolphin
  80. On the path to financial independence: November 2016
  81. Why I wear socks with holes in them
  82. How Not to Blow your Budget on Houseguests
  83. Fun with FIRE Numbers
  84. Harnessing Geographical Arbitrage for Giving
  85. Your 529 on Steroids: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Superfunding
  86. Dear President Elect
  87. How to Be Wiser Than The Magi (giving the gift of a mind worm)
  88. How to Combine Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
  89. On the path to financial independence: October 2016
  90. Happy Diwaloween!
  91. A Frugal $10 Weekend
  92. Mega Savings from the Mega Backdoor Roth
  93. How much does it cost to have a baby?
  94. The Indian Stash and my Stomach Ulcer
  95. The path to financial independence: Sept 2016
  96. Of Leafs And Lattes
  97. An immigrant, a mattress and financial independence
  98. The Plan to FIRE
  99. About