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Ross

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Name:
Financial Fixation
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Early Retirement, Investing
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Financial Analyst
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Latest Blog Posts

Earlier in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. The report, used to measure change in prices for a basket of goods over time, is highly watched by economists and researchers alike to gauge the current state of the economy. The higher the CPI reading, the more that goods and services will cost the consumer to purchase. The report showed that the CPI ...
Posted: Aug 25 2018 @ 5:37 PM
In early 2018, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, billionaire investor George Soros argued that online tech giants, such as Facebook and Google, are quickly ruining society as we know it today. Soros argued that these companies are so large and so powerful that they dictate how the average person thinks and behaves by controlling the media that they see. People are unaware that this is even occurring. ...
Posted: Mar 10 2018 @ 2:59 PM
Aside from being one of the most talented rappers on the planet, it turns out Kendrick Lamar is also quite financially savvy. Though rappers typically aren’t known for being financially astute, after all they mainly rap about expensive homes, clothes, drugs, and women, there are always exceptions to the rule. Kendrick Lamar seems to be one of those exceptions.Having grown up in Compton, California with both parents working odd jobs ...
Posted: Feb 03 2018 @ 12:21 PM
Chances are if you’ve driven through Colorado or Washington state recently you’ve seen small, retail-looking shops scattered throughout the streets, each with opaque windows emitting a sense of mystery. These shops are typically outfitted with green awnings, lettering, or electric signage. The stores seem to be popping up like weeds throughout the two states’ major cities, and are now sprouting in rural areas as well. Most people by now have ...
Posted: Jan 20 2018 @ 9:38 PM
This post is part of Financial Fixation's Beginner Basics seriesManaging someone’s personal finances and investments is one of the simplest things on paper. Simply spend less money than you make, payoff debt, and then invest in some high performing stocks and bonds and then sit back and watch your money pile up. Right. If only it were that easy. With new investments available in the market seeming to pop up ...
Posted: Jan 14 2018 @ 8:20 PM
This week’s blog post is the second installment of my new series on Financial Fixation, the “Thoughts from” series. “Thoughts from” features an interview with a unique individual who will detail their thoughts on personal finance, the retirement industry, and their own journey towards retirement. We will feature people of all different ages to get different perspectives on the various topics and to see what matters most to people at ...
Posted: Jan 07 2018 @ 12:11 AM
Can you believe another year has come and gone' It seems like just the other day that we rang in 2017 and wondered what might be in store for us. The year turned out to be a great one for investors in nearly all markets. The S&P 500 total return, which includes dividends, came in at just over 21% for the year. The housing market remained hot, though listing an ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 11:41 PM
This week’s blog post introduces us to a new series on Financial Fixation, the “Thoughts from” series. “Thoughts from” will feature an interview with a unique individual who will detail their thoughts on personal finance, the retirement industry, and their own journey towards retirement. We will feature people of all different ages to get different perspectives on the various topics and to see what matters most to people at different ...
Posted: Nov 26 2017 @ 12:24 AM
Earlier this week I was sitting at a coffee shop doing a little writing. It was pouring buckets outside and I decided to wait it out for a good break in the storm. In doing so I started looking at different investment opportunities, outside of the traditional equity, bond, real estate, and commodities markets. I had my browser open to a page on ebay, contemplating whether I should enter a ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 12:45 AM
Unhappy with your current job' Think you’re worth more than you’re being paid' There’s a good chance that you’re right. If you’re looking to make a job change soon, now may be as good a time as ever to make the switch. With the most recent jobs report, which included data through the end of October, the nation’s unemployment rate is down to 4.1%, the best it’s been in 17 ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 10:16 PM

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