065 – FIRE = Financial Independence, Retire Early

In this episode, KT discusses:

  • The sound bullets of FIRE – the hot new topic in financial planning.
  • How the perspective on lifestyle has changed spending over the years.
  • How the economic climate effects the rising generations.
  • Who is retiring at 50 and why.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sometimes things fall apart, and if you’re not careful, you can fall apart too.
  • Don’t get too far ahead of yourself financially.
  • People tend to spend more money in the first few years of retirement than they did when they worked
  • There’s nothing wrong with living lean with no debt and saving like crazy, but early retirement doesn’t have to be the end goal of financial independence.


“Ask yourself, if you were 50 and you weren’t working, what would you do?” — KT Thomas


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Show Notes by Podcastologist: Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

About the author, Kathleen

Kathleen Thomas, who often goes by KT, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and understands the need for women to take control of their financial lives.

A Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Thomas earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science from Salem College.

Prior to founding NewDay Solutions, an independent Registered Advisor Firm, Thomas spent 20 years as a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services. Many of her earliest clients continue to work with her.

Thomas is an avid long-distance runner and triathlon participant. She has completed the Boston Marathon seven times and the Ironman Distance Triathlon three times. She has volunteered as coach and mentor for Girls on the Run New Hampshire and Team in Training.

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas now lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire, with her husband, John. They have one daughter.

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