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Jon Sharpe

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Be Net Worthy
General Finance
Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Every year, a fresh crop of personal finance bloggers comes onto the scene. Most won’t last very long but you can be pretty sure that they all bring a fresh perspective. If your list of personal finance bloggers has gotten stale, check out some of the new guys and gals below. You may end up […] The post The Newest Personal Finance Bloggers From 2018 appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Jan 21 2019 @ 7:00 AM
In 2018 I read a little over 15 books and most of them were excellent – but not all. Here are the best ones I read. If the titles strike your fancy, then check them out. There’s a little something for everyone and in looking back I surprised myself at the breadth of genres I […] The post Top Reads from 2018 appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 7:30 AM
With 2018 officially over, it’s time to take a look and see how the investment portfolio performed. While I regularly track my portfolio in Personal Capital, I like to sit down at the end of the year and do a deep dive analysis in Excel. Some habits die hard. But, before we get into the […] The post 2018 Full Year Investment Portfolio Review appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 7:30 AM
On this last day of 2018, it seems a fitting time to look back and see what resonated with readers and what did not. I’ve sorted through the Be Net Worthy archives to see which posts received the most page views. While this is not the perfect measure of what people liked, it’s a close […] The post Top 10 Posts appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Dec 31 2018 @ 7:00 AM
After the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) slashed interest rates to basically zero for several years. You can see below, that in the past 20 years, the federal funds interest rate had never been lower. They only dared to start increasing them again in late 2015 and they have been increasing ever […] The post The Four Best Places to Stash Your Short Term Funds Now appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 11 2018 @ 7:00 AM
We are living in frothy times. Unemployment is at a record low of 3.7%, the lowest rate in decades. Corporate profits in the United States increased by 66 billion, or 3.3%, to an all-time high of $2,073.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018. The stock market, while wobbly, is still going strong on the […] The post If Not Now, Then When? appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Dec 06 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Inspired by the popularity of my Halloween post on the scariest financial advice I have ever received, I decided to open up the topic to a wider group. And who else to offer thoughts on bad financial advice than personal finance bloggers? So below, you’ll see some pretty awful financial advice, all offered by some […] The post 25 Bloggers Share The Worst Financial Advice They’ve Ever Received appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 03 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Raising kids is a funny thing. No one gives you instructions on what to do when and most learning is done on the job. You go through so many stages and milestones that you don’t even realize when a new milestone is coming along. Some are big ones, like when your kids start driving. Others […] The post Four Documents You Need When Your Child Turns 18 appeared first on Be ...
Posted: Nov 29 2018 @ 7:00 AM
I just finished reading the latest book in the Bogleheads series, Taylor Larimore’s The Bogleheads’ Guide to the Three Fund Portfolio, which just came out this year. It is a short book and an easy read which I knocked out in two nights. All proceeds from the sales of the book go to support the  John […] The post Review of Bogleheads Guide to the Three Fund Portfolio appeared first on Be ...
Posted: Nov 26 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. The traditional theme for this holiday is a giving of thanks or a showing of appreciation or gratitude. If you think about all the misfortunes that could befall any person or family, I’m sure most everyone has something to be thankful for. Not surprisingly, Canada also has a Thanksgiving […] The post Things to be Thankful for appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2018 @ 7:00 AM


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