Category: Life

Counting The Marbles

The personal finance blogging world is filled with three categories of people who put out good content: A)  People who are open about both their net worth and their identity.   They track their net worth vigorously and update frequently.   They also post their pictures and their family’s including their travelogues.   These blogs […]

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An Ode To The Cubicle Worker

Over the last 7 years, the sheer number of personal finance blogs that have appeared (including this one) is creating a ‘FIRE movement’ online.  Many cubicle workers are getting inspired to join this journey. Soon enough, paid work will get re-defined to such a level that the sea of cubicles may become extinct.  Anticipating the waning […]

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Pursuit of Happiness

There are many immortal words in the U.S. constitution.   This country was formed on the bedrock principles of guaranteeing all its people life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Any civil society or even the most progressive government can only guarantee life and liberty but not happiness.   Happiness is an entirely personal and internal feeling, […]

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Ten Factorial Rocks – First Birthday!

Hi All, I am happy to share with you that today, Ten Factorial Rocks (TFR) is officially one year old!  Exactly one year ago today, inspired after a long morning walk, I started this oddly-named website.  The idea itself had been germinating for long, after years of being on the receiving end of frustratingly bad information from mainstream media and also, dealing with […]

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Moving Somewhere To Retire? Don’t Kid Yourself!

The Internet is open to all but is also home to many cozy bubbles that distort reality.  It is easy to extrapolate a very specialized, rare thing to a much broader population just because you spend a lot of time within a small group who believes in that thing, talks about it a lot, plans to […]

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Seek Independence From Money Prison

What an oddly-titled article from this website, right?  Trust me, it will make sense.  Read on… Does money drive your life?  It may sound ironic hearing this from a guy who has a monetary target to achieve, firmly planted on the name of this website.  But it is true.   Truth be told, I put up that big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) […]

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Right Mindset for Successful Investing

You may have read several studies that successful long term investing requires the ability to invest efficiently, have enormous patience and faith in the markets to eventually deliver the goodies for your retirement. We also saw in an earlier article, that patience, especially to survive the dog years of investing, is a key requirement. How […]

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Stay Humble and Kind

The journey of life is long, complicated and is never a straight path.  Same applies to our financial journey as well, as finances mirror our lifestyle and choices.   So, we must stay humble and kind. The elegance of steadily compounding financial returns are merely that…just elegant.    It’s funny we model financial portfolio growth using […]

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What the master of history can teach you about investing

Today’s post is from Troy Bombardia, who blogs over at markethistory.org.   I am a strong believer in learning from successful people, and when it comes to investing, especially from the Oracle that I wrote about. What I like about Troy’s post is that he focuses on the importance of understanding history and the learning’s […]

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