Tag: early retirement

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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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 6

If you have stayed with the series till now, well done!  You did better than me, as I needed couple of distracting posts in-between 🙂  This will, hopefully, be the last of this series unless I find something else not covered elsewhere. Over the first 5 articles, we analyzed dividend investing vs. index investing from […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 5

This article covers total return performance in dividend investing vs. indexing. If you landed here directly, you may want to read the series in sequence to follow this important subject for investors:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 are preludes to this article.  For easy reference, the entire series is organized in […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 4

In Part 2 and Part 3, we looked at how dividends provide flexibility to an investor’s cash flow needs.  If you have landed here directly, you may want to start with Part 1.  We also saw the high degree of customization afforded by dividend growth investing (DGI) for those who have the interest and temperament to […]

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Dividend Investing vs. Indexing – Part 2

This article takes off from the groundwork we established in Part 1.   In writing this series, I have started with the well-supported premise that over the long-term, equities are the best asset class to remain invested in.   In addition to my article on the efficient frontier, there are several excellent books and good resources on […]

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Financial Independence is Mandatory, Retiring Early is Optional

The title is a line I often use with friends and even in comments I leave on other websites.  There is no compulsion that financially independent people must retire early.  In math, there is a concept called ‘necessary’ and ‘sufficient’ condition for a given outcome.  Without getting into math, a real-life example will make the concept […]

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How Honest Is Your Town?

Where we live is a very important decision in our lives.  For those in high cost-of-living areas, it can motivate their FIRE-seeking journey and for others already in low cost-of-living areas, it makes their FIRE real or well within reach.  The world is full of interesting places with a wide variety of living costs. The earth […]

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I Could’ve Retired 10 Years Ago

Really.  And I probably would’ve been posting some bad-ass or irreverent content as a carefree FIRE’d 30’s guy.  But life had different plans for me. Some of you may see this as kinda, sorta, sequel to why FIRE is much harder as a couple.  That article seems to have resonated with many readers.  Apart from the […]

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