Early Retirement: Must Read Websites To Retire In 5 Years

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Interested in Early Retirement

Early Retirement should be attainable for everyone. Do you want to be financially independent in 5 years. Not sure where to start? These 20 websites will give you all the information you need. for free. This is a living list and will be subject to change as the quality of content available continues to grow.

The top 5 will remain mostly static but other contenders will be subject to competitive change. To make the list these Bloggers/Authors created an article or series of articles that crystallized a concept for me. Articles that I find the most useful focus on 1 of 5 concepts

    1. Reducing Expenses
    2. Increasing Tax efficiency
    3. Investment strategies
    4. Creating multiple income streams
    5. Travel Rewards

19. White Coat Investor

Tailored to doctors and High-Income earners, the advice is well rounded and advanced

18. The Simple Dollar

17. Budget Bytes

Innovative and meticulous. When I started to focus on shrinking our food bill. I started doing searches on Pintrest for budget meals and these links kept showing up, all originating from this site. The author does the legwork so you can game the system of eating on a budget. It is so well done that several other meal planning sites frequently use her work to create their meal plans

16. Go Curry Cracker

Tax efficiency, travel rewards and financial independence. He has some great articles on Tax efficiency

15. Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey was one of the original get out of debt warriors, His baby steps are priceless and crystallized the basic process. His media empire has been built around radio, TV and mass marketed classes. His messaging can be one-dimensional and while a great starting place, I look to other sources once you are out of debt. I think anyone that needs to be woken up as to the dangers of consumer debt should get a healthy dose of Dave Ramsey.

He has 2 calculators on his webpage which are the best on the internet

He also has a phenomenal video on how to Drive Free Cars for Life which can help open up your eyes to the possibilities of passive income

14.The Millionaire Educator

  • Free Money  This article takes a complicated concept and makes it look easy. Every DIY tax planner should start with this template and build out
  • We did a podcast with him, which you can listen to here

13. Financial Samurai

Lots of great content, still sifting through all of the information

12. Making Sense of Cents

            Building your brand, and business, affiliate marketing

11.Real Estate in your 20’s

1o.Reddit

9. Early Retirement Extreme

If you don’t question your existence after reading this blog then you have no soul. Although no longer actively managed, Jacob forces you to take a second look and determine whether you own your stuff or your stuff own you.

8. Afford Anything

Afford Anything, a blog warrior, fearless real estate investor, great writing style

7. Wealthy Accountant

I firmly believe that to win the game you need to know the rules and. To have an accountant that is focused on Financial independence is awesome

6. Bigger Pockets

Their podcast series is AMAZING! Starting with episode 1, every week I wanted to branch into a new type of real estate. hard hitting with practical advice and actionable tips

5. Radical Personal Finance

  • Joshua Sheets is the long form creator of content in the personal finance realm. No one goes into more depth to explain content than he does. I have listened to many dozens of hours of content and he nails it.

4.Mad Fientist

MadFientist Has been curating content and creating tools for several years now. His podcast although sporadic are quality.

3. Early Retirement Now

Big ERN over at Early Retirement now has written the Ultimate Guide to Safe Withdrawal Rates and this content when paired with the stock series is a 1-stop shop as you plan your Glidepath to the wealth preservation stage of life. ERN perfectly pairs the raw data with the personal aspect of finance in this can’t miss pillar content. 21 parts and counting

2. JL Collins NH

  • Stock Series – it is the single best resource for a new investor interested in long term wealth creation
  • Jim also wrote a book which you can find here

1.Mr Money Mustache

While he may not be the 1st blogger to focus on early retirement, he definitely redefined it and gave it a “contrarian” unshaved-facelift for the next generation. He has become the face of a movement and although I find it difficult to replicate his intensity, he certainly inspires me along with millions of others.

 

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