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Fire Your Financial Advisor!

There are many seekers of financial independence and early retirement (FIRE).   Many depend on financial advisors to help them reach a comfortable retirement.  To reach FIRE faster, however, you may have to fire your financial advisor!  I have always managed my finances on my own, and you can too.   For those with any […]

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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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Live It Up in Retirement!

After last week’s article explored why many multi-millionaires are worried about money, today we focus on another angle.   Not exactly millionaires, but affluent retirees are also worried about running out of money.  So, they chronically under-spend, leaving big portfolios and delighted heirs behind. Bloomberg’s article on this subject shared some interesting facts.  I will […]

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What Do The Rich Worry About?

Recovered from my big reveal last week yet? 🙂   Today’s post is an interesting segue while revealing yet another tidbit about me. I read an article recently in The Globe & Mail, a Canadian newspaper.   Yes, I do read magazines from outside the U.S.  Of course, I stick with English newspapers published around […]

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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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Changing Student Loan Policy Under New Administration

This is a guest post by Jacob Evans @ DollarDiligence.   The topic of student loans is always current on people’s minds, especially those with kids or young adults in college or many having college debt.  Persistent student loans (or lack thereof) plays a significant part in your net worth journey.  College costs are not in […]

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College Costs in Decline? Seriously?

In the world of deception, there are lies, damned lies and statistics – in that order (as Mark Twain said).   What makes statistics so dangerous is that it often comes under the garb of “data” but is subject to all sorts of cognitive biases. Recently, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article – […]

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(Un)Real Estate – part 2 of 2

This is a continuation from Part 1, which generated some controversy as I expected.  If you came here straight, please read that post prior to continuing here.   Points 1 -7 are covered in the previous post.   There are some thought-provoking points in this 2-part series.  Think and be aware before blindly buying into any real estate ‘investment’. “We […]

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(Un)Real Estate – part 1 of 2

Quite some time ago, I received an interesting email from an ‘insider’ in the real estate finance industry.  His mail is in line with my views on real estate as an investment, but with some disagreements.  I have largely reproduced it here with only some edits to be relevant to the present scenario.  If you are already financially […]

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