Category: Life

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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Retiring Abroad? No Garden Path Awaits

Today, we take a break from the investing series of articles.  I didn’t want to bore you continuously with Excel charts and numbers!  We will pick it up next week.  Today, we cover a topic of growing interest to many, especially in recent times. Read on… You see them everywhere.  Magazines, news articles, blogs, and newsletters. […]

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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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Happy Factorial 2017!

Dear Readers, Subscribers & Casual Visitors, 2016 was an eventful year.   We’ve seen a lot this year around the world: The triumph of a trumpeting voice in the West, with the dollar being almighty A kingdom not so united in Europe, leaving others to question their own un-union A sea of humanity fled their homes in the Middle […]

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A River Runs Through My Soul

With the traditions of Christmas and other holidays around, Ten Factorial Rocks takes a road less traveled.  One of this site’s goals is to find meaning, and it is about ‘finding yourself’ in a spiritual sense.  Today, I am presenting an unbroken ancient tradition for over 10,000 years – the oldest recorded continuous human tradition.  Unless you have […]

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