Maxing My 401k

Technically, I have a 403B but most folks aren’t familiar with those. Anyways, I took the leap and selected the “max your contributions” button in my employer’s retirement portal. It was scary. Even though I did the math a million times over, researched my options, and did a couple dozen more calculations, it still scared me.

I’ve been reading about FIRE (financial independence, retire early) for a few months. It took those few months for the realization to sink in that there is more to life than going to work every day just to earn a paycheck. I have a very rewarding career, but I don’t want money to drive my decisions. I want to make an impact without worrying about an income. So, here we go, my journey to financial independence has begun.

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