Category: News & Analysis

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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Investing: Get The Most Bang For Your Buck

Efficiency is beautiful.  Nature gives us so many examples.  Out of the millions of sperm that try and enter the fallopian tube, only one finally enters the egg.  The moment it does, the door is shut for all others around it. No matter how many millions of sperm try, only one can enter.  The fertilized human egg […]

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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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Why Cryptocurrency Should Be On Investors’ Radar

This is a guest post from Ben Hamlin.  Ben is an aspiring financial entrepreneur and avid investor who became interested in learning to earn money at an early age. Ben ultimately hopes to become financially independent through his various investments. Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies are getting a lot of attention lately, and with Japan recently […]

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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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A Better Way to Track Wealth

My past article on tracking your progress has a simple calculator where you can track whether you are accumulating wealth at a sufficient rate to achieve financial independence.  This was based on a formula shared by Dr. Thomas Stanley in his excellent and meticulous research in his book “The Millionaire Next Door”.  This book demystified how […]

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Ever Have a Shrinking Feeling?

In the US, we worry about inflation quite a lot.  Does that mean the opposite, deflation, is good?  Have you ever wondered what happens in a deflationary environment?  Crazy things, I tell you.  Today’s post is about one such example. Deflation is what it’s called, quite simply, when everything is shrinking.  House prices, investments, incomes, […]

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This Game Doesn’t Fool You

Happy April Fools’ Day.  Do you want to play a game? It costs absolutely nothing and it’s fun.  It also doesn’t require any batteries!   I assure you, this is no April fool’s joke.   Today, I want to present a game that encourages you to stay on your journey towards financial independence and early […]

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Interview with Top Money Hacks

Hi friends, I am happy to share I was interviewed by Top Money Hacks.  Check out my interview here! Top Money Hacks covers all topics of personal finance, particularly focused on valuable hacks to improve your financial condition.  It also features periodic interviews with bloggers in the finance and early retirement community. There was one question […]

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