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Financial independence, early retirement, retirement destinations, investing, portfolio, stocks, real estate, budgeting
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As we know by now, the investment portfolio is a significant piece in the journey to financial independence . I have had many questions from readers on what the optimal portfolio should look like.  Many undertake theContinue reading ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 9:50 PM
Everyone has different reasons for striving towards financial independence.  What I have found is that there are ones that definitely stand out. Here are the top reasons that I have gathered on those seeking FI/RE: FreedomContinue reading ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 10:43 PM
During the summer months, the stock market is typically very quiet as large institutional shareholders and hedge fund managers take summer vacation.  Trading volumes tend to be light, which sometimes lead to volatility in theContinue reading ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 3:03 AM
Part of a typical financial independence plan is your investment account. If you don’t have one, go and open one right now!  But what happens after that'  What do you buy'  Do you buy indexContinue reading ...
Posted: Apr 18 2017 @ 6:53 PM
In the path to financial independence, one of the key ingredients is to be an investor so that one may grow their capital base or nest egg.  The simplest approach has always been to openContinue reading ...
Posted: Apr 13 2017 @ 7:24 PM
How much do you need to retire' Or is the question, how much money do you *THINK* you need to retire'  Well, according to the Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 37%Continue reading ...
Posted: Mar 22 2017 @ 12:26 AM
So it finally happened, the U.S. central bank raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter of a point this week, which while in line with what economists were expecting, was also a long time coming.Continue reading ...
Posted: Mar 17 2017 @ 8:36 PM
I’ve seen this happen a hundred times. Someone gets a pay raise or a new job with a higher salary, and all of the sudden, they are spending proportionately more than they did before.  ThisContinue reading ...
Posted: Mar 15 2017 @ 8:34 PM
I struggle every day with separating my wants and my needs.  What keeps me in focus is that for every toy or gadget I pass up, the path to financial independence becomes that much clearer.  ButContinue reading ...
Posted: Mar 14 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Having a financial advisor is seen as a preserve of the wealthy. When you tell someone you’re looking for one, they immediately view you in a different light. They imagine you have tens of thousandsContinue reading ...
Posted: Mar 10 2017 @ 8:08 PM


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