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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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When it comes to investing, I’m a big fan of simplicity. In fact, I would say that keeping things simple is one of the primary things that I have learned over my 25+ year investing career. As is neatly laid out in The Bogleheads’ Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio, you don’t need a lot of […] The post The Four Fund Portfolio appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Mar 04 2019 @ 7:00 AM
I just saw another exasperated couple on the news last night. I must have seen four or five already in the past few weeks. They did their taxes and realized that they owe the government more than $6,000 dollars! Where would they get that kind of money from? As it turns out, their take-home pay […] The post Three Questions for the Tax Man appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Feb 26 2019 @ 7:00 AM
As regular readers know, I’ve been in the corporate world for a long time. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of people come and go. If you’re paying attention, you can’t help but see what works and what doesn’t work for people’s careers. You notice the factors that lead up to companies deciding that […] The post Top Five Ways to Get Fired This Year appeared first on Be Net ...
Posted: Feb 04 2019 @ 7:00 AM
“The first million is the hardest.” The first time I heard that phrase was back in 1999 during business school. A friend of mine had mentioned it casually in response to something we were discussing. I was flabbergasted. At 29 years old, and with a net worth of basically zero, the thought of accumulating a […] The post The First Million is the Hardest appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Jan 28 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Have you ever come across a word or phrase and wondered what the heck it means? Then, once you found out, you realized you knew what it was all along, but just didn’t know it had a special name? That’s what happened to me recently with, of all things, sinking funds. I had never heard […] The post Why You Need a Sinking Fund appeared first on Be Net Worthy. ...
Posted: Jan 24 2019 @ 7:00 AM
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. That left savers in a pickle as to where to stash their short term funds. You can see below, that in the past 20 years, the federal funds interest rate had never been lower. They only […] The post The Four Best Places to Stash Your Short Term Funds Now appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 11 2018 @ 7:00 AM


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