Achieve FIRE without extreme frugality.

Buy or Rent? Consider Career Cost

Buy or Rent?  Consider Career Cost

When it comes to a home, most people look at buy vs. rent decision in isolation.  Mainstream finance magazines contribute to this thinking by presenting the numbers of buy vs. rent decision as if those direct costs are the only ones that matter.   Some bloggers take this discussion forward (but…

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Can You Handle The Truth?

Can You Handle The Truth?

Col. Jessup:  I ordered his assets be transferred off the base as I believe his investing life is in danger. Lt. Kaffee:  You mean his investing is not value investing? Col. Jessup:  Is there another kind? Lt. Kaffee: What about growth investing, dividend investing, momentum investing and investing in distressed…

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Sensibly Frugal

Sensibly Frugal

Folks, you have all heard this before.  “If you don’t indulge in that Starbucks coffee every day and invest the savings, you will get rich” or something like that.   I have heard this story far too many times from far too many ‘experts’.  It has even found a place in some bestseller…

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A Bad Day At Work

A Bad Day At Work

It was nearly 6 PM on Friday and I was getting into my car at the office parking lot.   I was looking forward to the weekend after a tiring week juggling tasks, teams, new projects and business plans.   My son’s school athletics championship was the main event for our weekend.  He…

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The Ten Factors

The Ten Factors

There are 10 factors in my life journey that I see as integral to a meaningful and successful life, and net worth is only one part of it.   Each of these factors directly or indirectly contribute to my financial and well-being goals.   I hope to share my experience (both pains…

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