Tag: FIRE

Stealth Wealth While Living Abroad

The concept of stealth wealth is not new in the personal finance community.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept, one of the best articles about this subject is from Financial Samurai.  Go ahead, read that article first…I will wait! While that article was written from a general perspective and gives sound advice, this concept […]

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Net Worth Angst? Beware of This Bias

I love Rockstar Finance (RF).  It is my ‘go to’ resource to see what’s happening in the personal finance blogging world.  I have had the privilege of having a number of my articles featured in RF and enjoyed the warm blanket feeling of seeing thousands of visitors on my site on the day I am rockstar’ed!  […]

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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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Simply Safe Dividends

Simply safe dividends – that’s what every dividend stock investor wants.  Even if you are undecided on the ‘eternal’ debate between index fund investment and dividend stock investing, it stands to reason that you want your investments to grow.   Growth, keeping up with inflation or going beyond it, can only happen if the business you […]

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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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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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An Ode To The Cubicle Worker

Over the last 7 years, the sheer number of personal finance blogs that have appeared (including this one) is creating a ‘FIRE movement’ online.  Many cubicle workers are getting inspired to join this journey. Soon enough, paid work will get re-defined to such a level that the sea of cubicles may become extinct.  Anticipating the waning […]

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Right Mindset for Successful Investing

You may have read several studies that successful long term investing requires the ability to invest efficiently, have enormous patience and faith in the markets to eventually deliver the goodies for your retirement. We also saw in an earlier article, that patience, especially to survive the dog years of investing, is a key requirement. How […]

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Stay Humble and Kind

The journey of life is long, complicated and is never a straight path.  Same applies to our financial journey as well, as finances mirror our lifestyle and choices.   So, we must stay humble and kind. The elegance of steadily compounding financial returns are merely that…just elegant.    It’s funny we model financial portfolio growth using […]

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