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actuary on FIRE
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financial independence, early retirement, personal finance
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Massachusetts, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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This week I’m gonna take a break from personal finance and review a math movie. There, I’ve said it. You’ll either stick with me on this post or I’ve significantly alienated a portion of my readers. But if you wanna stick around (and I sincerely hope you do) then pull up a chair and let’s … Continue reading The Greatest Unsolved Problem You’ve Never Heard Of – a Movie Review ...
Posted: Mar 20 2018 @ 6:25 AM
What do you like to spend your money on' Like most consumers you probably consume food, restaurant trips, home heating, gasoline, utilities, clothing, medical care, shelter etc. The Bureau of Labor tracks the price of a ‘basket’ of these goods and services every month, and the increase in price forms the Consumer Price Index (CPI). … Continue reading What’s Your Personal Inflation Rate' – Inflation Risk for Retirees Part 2 The ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 5:25 AM
Do you have some funds that you keep aside in case of ‘market opportunities’' aka ‘Dry Powder’. Tempting isn’t it' Plow some funds in when the market is cheap – I hear you – wanna get those bargains! Have you read the important notes before proceeding any further' It’s a requirement. Keeping Dry Powder Except … Continue reading That Dry Powder You Have' (You’re Better off Snorting It) The post That ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 7:46 AM
Hi folks! How was your week' As per previous years the AoF family de-camped for Presidents’ Week to Vermont to get in some serious skiing. However, whilst the skiing conditions were mixed, the restaurants provided a uniformly bad experience! Let me tell you why this matters to you and your portfolio. Macro Economy Were you … Continue reading The Macro Economy of Vermont Restaurants The post The Macro Economy of Vermont ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 7:35 AM
Inflation – variously described as the dark and pernicious attrition of value, or the lurking unseen risk for early retirees or the… Actually, no. Inflation Risks for Early Retirees I’ve never seen inflation earn much of a headline for retirees. It always seems to come way down the hierarchy in any list of retirement risks. … Continue reading Inflation Risk for Early Retirees – Part 1 The post Inflation Risk for ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 7:03 AM
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
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


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