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If You Haven’t Retired by 30 You’re a F—— Failure

By Keith Schroeder / September 20, 2017 / 24 Comments

When I first discovered the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community I didn’t even know it was a community. Always eager for a good read, I mentally grazed on the offerings of blogs around the internet. Intrigued by frugality I was naturally drawn to these blogs and news articles. Poverty was well in my past,…

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How Rich Am I? How Rich Are You?

By Keith Schroeder / September 18, 2017 / 10 Comments

Over the years I have been accused of being a millionaire by clients. The quest was to discover how much wealth their accountant had. I was mum. Few of my local clients read this blog; only the few who do know the scope of my wealth and understanding of money. The inquisitors would have been…

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Debt Collector’s Suicide Bomb

By Keith Schroeder / September 11, 2017 / 17 Comments

This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.   In the waning days of the second millennium of the Common Era I found myself in Austin,…

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Inflection Point

By Keith Schroeder / August 18, 2017 / 12 Comments

The past week has been an interesting one around the Wealthy Accountant world and all I can think of to explain it is. . . Put up or shut up. The best way to tell this story is to go back to the beginning. Long time readers know I opened shop without knowing I opened…

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You Can Do Anything . . . Just Not Everything

By Keith Schroeder / August 4, 2017 / 13 Comments

As I surf around the internet I sometimes run across people commenting on me and this blog. A common refrain goes something like this: “The Wealthy Accountant blog isn’t really about accounting or taxes.” I know! This blog is written by a wealthy accountant. My goal is to get you to think like an accountant…

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Sleep Yourself Rich

By Keith Schroeder / April 24, 2017 / 3 Comments

Tax season is over. The long days and endless weeks are finally at an end. It’s time for a nap. In my younger days I also ran long stretches with limited sleep. Farming is intense during spring planting and autumn harvesting; college was late night studying or visiting with friends; and now taxes provide me…

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The Trauma of Retirement

By Keith Schroeder / April 21, 2017 / 8 Comments

Over the years I have retired many times. So have you. The demographic of this blog leans heavily toward early retirement. This has always bothered me. I always feel like I have to be an apologist for all the folks enjoying their work. Life would be less bright for me and my brethren if we…

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The Dangers of a Side Gig

By Keith Schroeder / April 19, 2017 / 3 Comments

Tax season is officially over and not a moment too soon. As much as I love the work, when months go by without a day off it begins to wear on me. The worst part is the sitting. Too many hours planted in a chair coupled with sleep deprivation and health is not getting the…

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