Tag: early retirement

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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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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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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Stress-test Your Financial Independence

Loss aversion defines much of human behavior.  We are so worried about the prospect of loss, that many studies show that finding $100 doesn’t give the same joy to offset the pain of losing $100.  Some say, it takes as much as gaining $200 to offset the loss of $100.  In other words, a loss feels twice as painful than a gain […]

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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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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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