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Personal & Family Finance, Investing, Lifestyle, Self-Employment, Real Estate, Immigrant perspective
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It’s been a few months since I did this. The “Last Week’s Awesome” series is a list of the best articles I’ve come across recently. Some are old (but still gold) while others are more recent. The topics are generally related to personal finance/investing, real estate, family/kids, happiness or just leaving the world better than... [read more] The post Last Week’s Awesome #8 appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Mar 18 2018 @ 10:45 AM
The latest market correction was but a month ago. I contemplated writing this then but the internets were awash with articles and tweets about the correction. Some proclaimed their prophecies about the end of the world come true while others reminded us that we should just stay the course. Now that the panic has settled... [read more] The post Dealing With A Market Crash appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 2:30 PM
Crowdfunded real estate has really taken off over the last couple of years and is slowly becoming more mainstream. There are 100+ sites, each trying to differentiate themselves from the others. Most look slick, have great property pictures, make promises of due diligence and provide loads of documentation on the sponsor, the risks, appraisals, ARVs... [read more] ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 6:41 PM
Yeah, I know you’ve read the standard disclaimer everywhere ”Past performance is not a guarantee of future results”, which is required by the SEC. I also know that you instinctively understand it and ignore it at the same time. After all, why wouldn’t you' Past Performance in Our Daily Lives We use “past performance” in... [read more] ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 6:36 AM
Happy New Year, everyone! As I write this on New Year’s Day I can’t help but reflect on the past year and muse on what might be in store for the next. It’s funny how we as a people give so much importance to new year celebrations, resolutions and goals on New Year’s Day when... [read more] ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 4:45 PM
This post was inspired by Chief Mom Officer’s post I’m Sick Of Christmas Materialism – Instead Let’s Make A Difference #actsofkindness. Reading that got me thinking about all the kindness that others have shown me that has made a difference in my life. Just days before Thanksgiving, it is the perfect time to say thanks... [read more] ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 10:09 AM
Psst, no affiliate links in this post. So recently I found out that quite a few of my friends don’t even have life insurance. To say I was surprised was an understatement. They’re in their late-thirties or early-forties with families and jumbo mortgages. Their peak earning years are ahead of them. It’s a no brainer... [read more] ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 9:45 PM
In case you haven’t noticed, the frequency of my posts has dropped dramatically over the last month. I went from 2 or 3 a week down to one or maybe zero. Twitter , I did jump on occasionally but only because of the notifications. I doubt anyone missed me, but I did disappear. Why' Life... [read more] ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 7:45 PM
After Living Trusts, this is the next one that needs to be on your ‘get to someday before I die’ list. You know you should have it, but just don’t. In fact, I’d even argue that more people have living trusts (and wills) than an investment policy statement (IPS) that they’ve written and/or understand. What... [read more] ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 8:13 PM
Each week, I publish a list of the best articles I’ve come across. These are generally related to personal finance, investing, family, happiness or just leaving the world better than we found it. Enjoy! Setting Our Retirement Date: Why 55' One of the more “normal” retirements – too late for some in the FI/RE community,... [read more] ...
Posted: Sep 24 2017 @ 8:24 PM


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