The Washington Post has an interesting article about a family that is retired at age 30 here. Many are achieving financial independence at a young age by following a philosphy of voluntary simplicity and efficiency, often with environmental motivations.
There are primarily two factors which determine how much wealth you will have by the time you reach your golden years: your savings rate and your return. All accumulators should be aware of their savings rate and the implications of small changes. Here is a link to a calculator which shows just that:
Here are a few tips to help you get ready for tax season:
I just recently picked up the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Both authors are professors at the