All Thoughts on Investing

All awesome posts on Investing: IRAs, 401k, retirement, stocks, SEP, ROTHs, you name it.

Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family

December 1, 2017
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[Happy Friday!! Got a special guest to the site today, Bob Lai from Tawcan.com, who talks about what it’s like growing up in a family with FIRE in their veins. You can’t always help who your family is or how they manage their money, of course, but when you find someone rockin’ it (family, friend, colleague) be sure to latch on and learn from them! […]

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Are You Financially Average?

November 20, 2017
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Mornin’ mornin’! So last week we went over 15 great financial goals to hit if you wanted to be ABOVE average in this wacko world of ours, but today I thought it would be fun to see just how close we are to being AVERAGE average compared to others ;) Because why not, right? What else are we going to do today? Stats are below […]

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Do You Include Pensions in Your Net Worth? How About Art, Insurance, Homes, Cats, Baseball Cards?

October 23, 2017
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What do you include in your net worth? What *don’t* you include? This is probably the 3rd most popular question I get asked, outside of “Is J. Money your real name?” (Yes) and “how did you get so damn sexy??” (I don’t know, it just comes natural! ;)) So today I thought I’d list out my personal feelings on it, and then everyone can chime […]

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Is Checking Your Money Every Day Making You Sad?

October 20, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Today’s weekly guest post comes from Owen of PlanEasy.ca – a financial planner and geek of all things personal finance. Do you fall into any these bias traps Owen shares today?!] ****** If you’re a personal finance geek like me, you probably check your money on a regular basis. Whether that’s weekly, daily or even multiple times per day. Maybe you check your […]

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The $50,000 Dollar Question…

October 9, 2017
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Goooooood morning budgeters! What’s good? How did your weekend go? Anyone have off today for Columbus Day? We’re gonna do a fun one today to kick off the week, and I wanna see how all your answers here differ from the same question we recently asked over a hundred $$$ bloggers too :) If you recall, we started a new series over at Rockstar Finance […]

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If Excel Had a One-Night Stand With cFIREsim

September 29, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you love numbers and forecasting and poking around new financial calculators, you’re going to enjoy this review of OnTrajectory today :) It comes from Gwen of FieryMillennials.com and should give you something exciting to do over the weekend! Haha… Hope it helps!] ********* Hi my name is Gwen, and I have a confession. I love spreadsheets. Not like, oh yeah occasionally I […]

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Why I Don’t Fret About Debt

September 27, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** So, I’m financially independent and no longer work, but I still have a load of debt. And I love it. This debt has made me some serious money. I’ll explain all, but let’s back up for a moment. Mortgage Debt That debt is my home mortgage. I bought […]

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Would You Rather… Have All The Knowledge in The World From $$$ Books – OR – $100,000 In Cash?

September 8, 2017
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Happy 401(k) Day, everyone! Yup, it’s a real day, and one of real importance too! Given that the bulk of American’s money is totally invested in their 401(k)s and respective counterparts. Trillions and trillions of it! (Don’t quote me on that one as I’m too lazy to research it right now, but I do know it’s a lot! ;)) So before we get to today’s […]

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“I Hide Money From My Wife”

August 30, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** At a recent party, I had a very interesting conversation with an old and good friend (I’ll call him Jeff). It started when Jeff asked me how my work was going. Jeff had no idea that I had quit my job. He also didn’t know about […]

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$20 Does The Trick!

August 28, 2017
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I’ve caught myself offering the same advice lately, anytime someone asks me whether they should pay off their debts or start saving for an emergency fund, or start investing, or start saving for an emergency while they’re paying off debt and investing all at the same time. And that’s simply been: “Just start putting $20/mo towards them!” Nothing too crazy or earth shattering, but definitely […]

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Are You Saving Like the Titanic?

August 9, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ***** Did you know that the Titanic almost didn’t sink? Here’s what happened: The captain took corrective action when the ship was about 1000 feet away from the iceberg. The starboard (right) side of the ship brushed the ice, tearing open five compartments (the ship could sustain damage to four and stay afloat). The rest of […]

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What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness

August 4, 2017
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[Got another great guest post for y’all today. This one comes from Lyn Alden, a newer blogger on the scene who puts out some great in-depth financial guides on her site. Today she dives inwards and shares a part of her own journey with us, and what she’s learned about money and happiness throughout it. Hop on over to her site when you’re done and show […]

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“You do not have to worship money to want to have control over it.”

July 31, 2017
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This probably comes off strange right after our post on hiring escorts Friday, but what can I say – we’re an equal opportunity blog here :) And truth be told, this stuff is much more aligned with my own views and lifestyle, despite it not being as sexy (quite literally!). I got this email from another reader of our site – we’ll call her “Gloria” […]

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Ten Moves That Will Skyrocket Your Net Worth

July 21, 2017
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[My man ESI makes a return today to share his tips on what to REALLY focus on in order to grow our wealth exponentially. You might remember him from his previous post that went viral on the 10 things he didn’t expect in early retirement, which he’s still very much in and still very much enjoying :) Thanks for taking the time, good sir!] ******** […]

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