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Jim P

Blog Info

Name:
Finance After 50
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Finance, Food, Fitness, After 50, Retirement
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Age:
50s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
IT / Administration
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Latest Blog Posts

Marrying for the money It’s one of the oldest tales in the book and still one of the most compelling. My Father-in-law used to say, “When you marry for the money, you end up earning every nickel.” While I didn’t The post Movie review: “Match point”.. appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Mar 11 2019 @ 9:06 PM
This post is not meant as financial advice and is not an endorsement of any individual stock or investing method. Do your own THOROUGH research and then invest with caution.  AI and investing is a new area but will most likely grow in usefulness. Autopilot investing I’ve been doing the mutual fund thing The post Did AI just save me thousands on my investment? appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Feb 17 2019 @ 1:14 PM
In December of 2013, a real estate dream of mine was shattered. We were one document away from owning the perfect home in Portland, Maine when the deal fell through. I was crushed. I had fallen in love with the The post Real Estate Dreams: Why It’s Good When They Shatter appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 3:10 PM
I’ve always been ambivalent about my own wealth. You might even say that I’m obsessed with implementing a plan to give it all away (after we’re gone, of course). To that end, I wrote a post about a year ago The post Give Before You Go: Create a Living Legacy Today appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Jan 16 2019 @ 3:02 PM
When I started on my “Personal finance” journey around when I was 16 years old, I used to say, “If I can’t retire by the time I’m 45 or 50, I’m going to be pissed off!”. That comment was born The post Shifting conversations appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 1:35 PM
Harvesting gains I was going to title this post, “How I beat the market in 2018”, but that’s not really what this post is about. Plus, I didn’t want to sound like an ass. This post is about being “OK” The post In a hot market, supplementing our income w/ stock gains appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Jan 07 2019 @ 10:30 AM
This is just going to be a quick, benchmark post that summarizes my year end stats.  With over 6,000 page views and roughly 3,000 visitors, it wasn’t exactly a stellar year.  However, the year ended with some momentum and I The post Year end blog stats appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 2:29 PM
Life’s full of potholes Let me preface this post with the disclosure that this coming April I will have been married to my wife for 29 years! Yay for that! It’s truly something to celebrate.  So, I’ve been doing this The post Traveling on holiday’s is way over rated appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Dec 27 2018 @ 1:32 PM
On weekend mornings I like to lay on the couch and watch early morning TV. (sometimes Merry joins me).  Often, I’m watching real estate shows that feature multi-million dollar NYC apartments.  Over the years, I’ve slowly realized…”that’s probably not going The post What will NOT happen when you reach FI appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Dec 23 2018 @ 1:10 PM
Money and FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early)  are the name of the game, right? I was drawn to the FIRE community because I’ve pretty much been living my life this way for quite a while now.  Probably since I The post Finance after 50 appeared first on Finance after 50. ...
Posted: Dec 20 2018 @ 6:03 PM

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