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BAMF Money
Early Retirement
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September of 2016 I established my 72(t) distributions from my traditional IRA using the amortization method. This was after 8 months in early retirement.  As far as I know, I am the youngest person to do 72(t) distributions, despite being told I’m crazy to attempt this so far away from a traditional retirement.  But hey, nothing I’ve done to this point in my life regarding finance and investments has been ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 2:48 AM
Here is a delayed update on my net worth. Looks like it’s been a few months since I’ve done one of these. Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way…Liabilities sit at $0.00. Easy enough. That means assets (I define as just financial-i.e. not including house, cars, etc) is equal to my net worth sits at $978,125.70 as of 9.1.2017. This represents an increase for the year of 12.49% over 2016 ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 4:32 PM
How to Pay Off Your Student Loans Like a Badass In 2014, the Economist reported that U.S. student debt exceeded $1.2 trillion. This is a lot of money. I was one of those people. Forbes reported in February 2017 that student debt reached $1.3 trillion, and that was without me being part of the equation. I had made extra payments each month and was able to refinance my loans due to ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 4:36 PM
Here is my updated passive income tracked since 2008, updated through August of 2017.  My passive income consist of dividend income from my stock holdings.  It does not include any options income, income from this site, or anything else.  This is to show the slow and steady process of dividend growth over time. The trend continues…my passive dividend income is continually rising slowly but surely each year.  The following spreadsheet has ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 1:13 AM
All companies customer information is able to be compromised. With the recent data breach at Equifax possibly affecting a large portion of the country, it’s a good time to get in the habit of monitoring your credit (it’s actually always been a good time). Basically information that can be used to file fake tax returns or open bogus credit cards was potential compromised. Here’s what you can do and should have ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 2:20 AM
Today, I have Adriana guest writing about different ways to build wealth. Adriana is an experienced web content writer, passionate about everything personal finance. She blogs about the topic over at moneyjourneytoday.com, where she covers everything from saving money and frugal living tips, to real estate and investing. What are some unconventional ways to build wealth for your golden years? Securing a retirement nest egg typically implies contributing to a traditional retirement savings ...
Posted: Aug 13 2017 @ 8:26 PM
The following are all of my current stock holdings compared to the S&P500 as of 8/3/2017 going back 10 years in no particular order.  Some holdings I have had for more than 10 years, some are recent purchases, some were from spin off or M&A.  The charts do not take into account dividends or dividend reinvestment.  I didn’t take the time to go into that detail.  Of the current 55 ...
Posted: Aug 06 2017 @ 6:54 PM
The following is a guest post from Patricia Sanders.  Patricia is a regular contributor at wiki.debtcc.com, where she writes about personal finance. You can follow her on Twitter @TweetPatricia_S for her latest articles. Want or a need – The ultimate deciding factor when it comes to spending Money – is it a problem solver or a problem creator? Money helps to pay off debts. Likewise, money pushes you towards debts when ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 11:55 AM
Want or a need – The ultimate deciding factor when it comes to spending Money – is it a problem solver or a problem creator? Money helps to pay off debts. Likewise, money pushes you towards debts when you don’t use it efficiently. In short, if you’re wise and can manage money like a pro, debts will not invade your life. If you can’t, then be prepared to lead a life ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 11:55 AM
Did I lose everything in the market?  Did my passive income magically vanish?  Am I hurting for cash? No to all of the above, everything is stronger than ever.  I did underestimate a few things in working towards and hitting early retirement. Time: 50 hours is a lot of time to fill in your week.  40 hours of work, plus morning routines and commute time to work is a lot of time in ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 12:39 AM


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