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actuary on FIRE

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Name:
actuary on FIRE
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
financial independence, early retirement, personal finance
Start Year:
2017

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Net worth:
$1,100,000.00
Location:
Massachusetts, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Actuary
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Latest Blog Posts

Have you been unnerved by this roller-coaster of a market' Want a cushion against market falls' Yeah, I bet. A Falling Market I’ve been interested in option strategies for a long time and their ability to shape the risk and return of my portfolio but I just have not found the time to execute them … Continue reading How To Beat a Falling Market The post How To Beat a Falling ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 7:55 AM
Hey folks, how you doing' I feel like its been aaaaaaaages since we had a good content-rich exploration of some investment issue. But come to think of it, it was only the beginning of January I wrote an article analyzing the difference between lump sum and dollar-cost averaging strategies. That got a Rockstar Finance feature … Continue reading College Saving Investment Strategies – Case Study for Chief Mom Officer The post ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 8:12 AM
Phew! I have just finished reviewing the White Coat Investor’s course – Fire Your Financial Advisor! The White Coat Investor (WCI) is claiming that the course contains over 7 hours of video and I would not dispute that. I watched every video and took every test. Even putting the video on 1.5x I probably spent … Continue reading Review of Fire Your Financial Advisor! The post Review of Fire Your Financial ...
Posted: Jan 25 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Phew! I have just finished reviewing the White Coat Investor’s course – Fire Your Financial Advisor! The White Coat Investor (WCI) is claiming that the course contains over 7 hours of video and I would not dispute that. I watched every video and took every test. Even putting the video on 1.5x I probably spent … Continue reading Review of Fire Your Financial Advisor! The post Review of Fire Your Financial ...
Posted: Jan 25 2018 @ 1:00 PM
We all know that the cornerstone of personal finance is setting a budget. It’s pretty much the first rung of the personal finance ladder. But do you know who are complete black-belt ninjas at budgeting'Yes, actuaries! Have you read the important notes before proceeding further' Budget Like An Actuary If budgeting was an Olympic event … Continue reading One Essential Rule to Budget Like An Actuary The post One Essential Rule ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 1:08 PM
Do you prefer to drip-feed your investments into the market rather than invest in one single “big-bang”' Part 1 compared Lump Sum (LS) and Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) strategies. If you haven’t read it and you don’t want a spoiler then look away now – the LS strategy wins hands-down! In most past scenarios a … Continue reading Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average Investing' Part 2 The post Lump Sum ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 1:08 PM
What do you do if you have a large lump sum you need to invest' Do you spread the payments out and drip feed them into the market' Do you worry about putting all your lump sum to work immediately, only to experience a market crash and lose a chunk of it immediately' I bet. … Continue reading Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average Investing' Part 1 The post Lump Sum ...
Posted: Jan 08 2018 @ 1:08 PM
In late 2013 where were you' I was sat at my laptop anxiously refreshing my browser and looking for signs of a cleared wire transfer to Japan. I was trying to buy some new-fangled currency called “Bitcoin”. Back in 2013 you may have heard of it, and if you hadn’t, then you surely have now. … Continue reading Bitcoin: My Best and Worst Investment The post Bitcoin: My Best and Worst ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 9:05 PM
Are you familiar with Betteridge’s Law' This is a law among journalists that any headline that poses a question can be answered with an emphatic “no”. For example: Will Trump Resign' Will Bitcoin ever dominate Aussie home sales' Is there a butter crisis in France'   Have you read the important notes as a condition … Continue reading Should This Post Be Featured On Betteridge’s Law .com' The post Should This ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 1:03 PM
Did you see my recent article on putting a value on a traditional pension' I then followed it up with a case study from my fellow blogger Fiery Millennial. Did you try out for yourself my special actuary methods for valuing a pension' Did you feel like an actuary with a cool spreadsheet' Feels good … Continue reading Teacher’s Pension Case Study – Mr Jumpstart The post Teacher’s Pension Case Study ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 1:06 PM

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