Category: Money

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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Four Real Estate Investment Strategies for New Investors

This is a guest post from Adam, who is the founder of Offer Climb, with locations in Houston and Phoenix. With his co-founder Corey, they are driven towards finding the best deals and providing easy payout solutions for homeowners looking to sell their property fast. Adam takes pride in providing flexible offers to fit a […]

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Changing Student Loan Policy Under New Administration

This is a guest post by Jacob Evans @ DollarDiligence.   The topic of student loans is always current on people’s minds, especially those with kids or young adults in college or many having college debt.  Persistent student loans (or lack thereof) plays a significant part in your net worth journey.  College costs are not in […]

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Angel Investing: The Devil is in the Details

As you move up the career and net worth ladder, you will be presented with opportunities from generally well-meaning friends, colleagues and aquaintances about the exciting world of ‘angel investing’.   You probably already heard the words before and perhaps even imagined fantasy visions of getting a mouth-watering 100x or 1000x returns from picking the next Google, […]

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College Costs in Decline? Seriously?

In the world of deception, there are lies, damned lies and statistics – in that order (as Mark Twain said).   What makes statistics so dangerous is that it often comes under the garb of “data” but is subject to all sorts of cognitive biases. Recently, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article – […]

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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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(Un)Real Estate – part 2 of 2

This is a continuation from Part 1, which generated some controversy as I expected.  If you came here straight, please read that post prior to continuing here.   Points 1 -7 are covered in the previous post.   There are some thought-provoking points in this 2-part series.  Think and be aware before blindly buying into any real estate ‘investment’. “We […]

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(Un)Real Estate – part 1 of 2

Quite some time ago, I received an interesting email from an ‘insider’ in the real estate finance industry.  His mail is in line with my views on real estate as an investment, but with some disagreements.  I have largely reproduced it here with only some edits to be relevant to the present scenario.  If you are already financially […]

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Dividends: An Apple with an Orange Tastes Better than Two Apples

I have made no secret of the fact that I like both index investing and dividend growth investing, and use both to build my passive income and net worth.  My series comparing the two can be found here.   For international investing, I prefer indexing and ETFs mainly because of inconsistent disclosure norms, accounting standards and investor […]

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