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Fire Your Financial Advisor!

There are many seekers of financial independence and early retirement (FIRE).   Many depend on financial advisors to help them reach a comfortable retirement.  To reach FIRE faster, however, you may have to fire your financial advisor!  I have always managed my finances on my own, and you can too.   For those with any […]

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Net Worth Angst? Beware of This Bias

I love Rockstar Finance (RF).  It is my ‘go to’ resource to see what’s happening in the personal finance blogging world.  I have had the privilege of having a number of my articles featured in RF and enjoyed the warm blanket feeling of seeing thousands of visitors on my site on the day I am rockstar’ed!  […]

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FIRE Without Smoke

What’s up, folks?! The last time I published here was on New Year’s Eve announcing our big decision!  You must have been back to your daily grind – whatever it may be – after a good holiday season.    These breaks often remind us why getting back to full-time work is harder after retirement.  So, […]

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Simply Safe Dividends

Simply safe dividends – that’s what every dividend stock investor wants.  Even if you are undecided on the ‘eternal’ debate between index fund investment and dividend stock investing, it stands to reason that you want your investments to grow.   Growth, keeping up with inflation or going beyond it, can only happen if the business you […]

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The Value of a Tiny Income

Funny thing, this financial planning stuff.  You are asked to guess, for the coming years or even decades, how much will you be spending every year, and how much income or growth will your money deliver, and also, when will you die! If we knew all of this with certainty, there isn’t much left to […]

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Live It Up in Retirement!

After last week’s article explored why many multi-millionaires are worried about money, today we focus on another angle.   Not exactly millionaires, but affluent retirees are also worried about running out of money.  So, they chronically under-spend, leaving big portfolios and delighted heirs behind. Bloomberg’s article on this subject shared some interesting facts.  I will […]

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What Do The Rich Worry About?

Recovered from my big reveal last week yet? 🙂   Today’s post is an interesting segue while revealing yet another tidbit about me. I read an article recently in The Globe & Mail, a Canadian newspaper.   Yes, I do read magazines from outside the U.S.  Of course, I stick with English newspapers published around […]

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