FIRE: How Long vs. How Much

FIRE: How Long vs. How Much

We spend a lot of effort chasing our number or desired passive income to reach our financially independent or retired early (FIRE) dream.  In all the search for ‘how much’, we also need to consider ‘how long’.  With some retiring in early 30’s, the impact of this extreme early retirement…

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Are You Biased? – Part 2

Are You Biased? – Part 2

Please read Part 1 first to give you a background to this post.   This series is my attempt to look at important cognitive biases that prevent us from taking optimal decisions in life, career and investing. Our bias to conquer today is the Confirmation Bias.   As an investor or as…

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House Fever: It’s Global

House Fever: It’s Global

This post takes off from what I read in Millennial Revolution about a million dollar house-poor owner in Toronto, Canada.  The inference is similar to what I experienced personally in Washington DC.  We Americans and Canadians love home-ownership, and so do Australians from what I have heard.  In my business trip to…

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Go Driverless!

Go Driverless!

The huge financial services industry and the much smaller community of Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE) bloggers differ on many fronts.  Yet, we all agree on one principle – sustainable withdrawal and retirement success through simulation models.   Of course, we all need to know our sustainable spending rate.  But, as we saw earlier, focusing…

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Get Mental

Get Mental

Fitness, that is!  In the professional world, we spend a lot of effort trying to look good.   This ‘looking good’ can happen by dressing, demeanor, dialogue or documentation (the last one is also part of how you are judged).   All of this looking good business can leave you tired…

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