Tag: enough

Mystical FIRE

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Stealth Wealth While Living Abroad

Added 7/12/2018: Nominations for the 2018 Plutus Awards are now open.  If you like what you read here, please consider nominating tenfactorialrocks.com in all the relevant categories!  Please submit your nominations here! Only one submission per IP address, please! Thanks a lot for your support! The concept of stealth wealth is not new in the personal finance community.  If […]

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FIRE Without Smoke

What’s up, folks?! The last time I published here was on New Year’s Eve announcing our big decision!  You must have been back to your daily grind – whatever it may be – after a good holiday season.    These breaks often remind us why getting back to full-time work is harder after retirement.  So, […]

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The Value of a Tiny Income

Funny thing, this financial planning stuff.  You are asked to guess, for the coming years or even decades, how much will you be spending every year, and how much income or growth will your money deliver, and also, when will you die! If we knew all of this with certainty, there isn’t much left to […]

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What is Enough?

Even this doesn't come along for the last ride.

Even this doesn’t come along for the last ride.

Even an eye-less needle doesn’t come with you on your last journey”  says an old proverb.  A sewing needle is a trivial item anyone can afford and its essential part is the hole or the ‘eye’ where you pass the sewing thread. If that is broken, the sewing needle is useless. You cannot carry even such a useless item on your final journey, leave alone the nice things and the people you love.  This is the inner meaning of that proverb.  It may be depressing but that’s the stark truth.  (more…)

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