Defending your FIRE fortress – Part 3 – Diversification

Diversification It's a shame this is the last in the FIRE fortress series we really enjoyed working with this knight, he reminds us of the Monty Python Holy Grail film. We watched it again a couple of days ago, the humor never get's old. Anyway back to the point, diversification. We already mentioned back in the Dividend investing in a rising rate environment post how it is difficult to...
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Defending your FIRE Fortress – Part 2 – Umbrella Insurance and Retirement Asset Protection

Defending your FIRE fortress - Part 2. Continuing from our last post where we talked about defensive strategies to protect your wealth on your Financially Independent Retirement path, it is also worth considering taking out Umbrella Insurance and looking at optimizing Retirement Asset protection strategies as part of your FIRE fortress protection. Sadly it's a very litigious society in which we...
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Southport UK review and budgets

Southport UK  Since leaving Portugal last month we are now squatting and cramping the style at the apartment of DN junior. This looks to be working out quite well so far, seems to make sense since we don't have an official physical home to go to after leaving the USA and it helps him to afford the rent and bills without needing to resort to renting a room to a stranger. It's also making the...
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Defending your FIRE fortress – Part 1 – Becoming a Healthcare Expat

Defending your FIRE fortress - Part 1. The aim of the next couple of posts is to run through what we see as defensive strategies to protect your Financially Independent early retirement fortress, or for those not quite there yet it will be food for thought for the future. The last thing anyone wants after saving so hard for years is to be forced back into the employment they just managed to...
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