All Thoughts on Investing

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

Do you feel more prepared having lived through 2008?

March 23, 2020
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Caught this stat in my draft folder and it hit me harder re-reading it now than it did in November! From a survey by real estate investing startup, Concreit: “Over half of millennials feel “more prepared” for next recession having lived through 2008″ Over half! Not bad! It would be interesting to see how these same people are feeling NOW as we’re currently in the […]

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Just a friendly reminder…

March 17, 2020
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YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.       YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.             YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                   YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                         YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                               YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                                     YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL. Just a friendly reminder… was last modified: March 17th, 2020 by J. Money

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Stay fierce and focused!

March 16, 2020
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Morning! Lots of scary and anxiety-filled news going around us right now, but there’s also a lot of POSITIVE stuff happening in our community too! Here’s a bunch of notes I’ve saved up from people killing it these past handful of months, and I just know there will be MORE coming because y’all are fierce and focused! Don’t let this madness beat you!! Your freedom […]

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Joe’s $400k Net Worth + 5 Key Takeaways

March 11, 2020
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Morning! Here’s another snapshot of someone’s money that I totally forgot to share 6 months ago ;) Gave me a chance to snatch an update though so now we get to see the before and after which is cool! Original note below, and then the follow up of where they’re currently at now (bold highlights are mine that really stood out to me): ******* J […]

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“I crossed $1M in 2016, and then $2M in 2019!”

March 9, 2020
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Mornin’! Here’s a snapshot of someone’s money who recently emailed me, along with some pretty graphs and spreadsheets to gawk over ;) Been a while since we featured one of these, and always fun to peer into someone else’s $$$! Especially when we’re talking at levels like this! The first part here is all about the numbers, and the 2nd part is the *how* of […]

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Let’s play a game…

March 5, 2020
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[From 5 AM Joel…] This is a simulation game to test whether you can predict the timing of the stock market. Try it: Market Timing Game All you do is click the [Start/Pause] button, and the graph will start moving. Then, use the [SELL] and [BUY] buttons to move your money in and out of the stock market. Goal is obviously to SELL when stocks are […]

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How’s everyone’s Net Worths going?!

March 3, 2020
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A pretty slick comeback yesterday! But wasn’t so hot days earlier when I finally logged in to update it… Here was a live action shot of me at the time, lol: The numbers didn’t come out good, but they also weren’t TOO terrible?! I think I always build it up WAYYYYY too much in my head that everything’s crashing and burning and I’ll log into […]

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New Book & Giveaway: “Don’t Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams” by Ben Carlson

February 26, 2020
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Morning! Got another book to share with y’all! “Don’t Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams” by financial blogger, and analyst, Ben Carlson Who you might know from A Wealth of Common Sense blog or his Animal Spirits podcast – both of which have been instrumental in helping demystify the world of investing around our community, and more specifically for ME over the […]

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4 Great Ways to Spread Investments Around!

February 5, 2020
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Been tagging some great ideas from the community lately, and can’t keep them to myself anymore ;) Today I’ll share some of the more financial/investmenty ones, and then tomorrow some of the lifestyley ones that really hit me. Maybe you’ll find something that improves your life or someone’s you love? ******* The “Dividends” Souvenir Whenever we go on a family vacation (family of 4 — […]

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Love your 401(k)? Enter this competition to win $1,000!

January 29, 2020
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Just got this press release in my inbox and almost peed my pants: Applications are now open for the second annual 401(k) Champion Award, the only award of its kind given to individuals who demonstrate the importance of retirement saving. Three $1,000 prizes will be awarded to 401(k) participants who complete an application and essay about their 401(k) experiences by Feb. 14. $1,000 cash!! For […]

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How do you compare with your retirement savings?

January 28, 2020
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TD Ameritrade just came out with their “Road to Retirement” report, and it’s always fun to compare and see how we’re doing against others ;) In this case, 2,000 others who are 40 and older with at least $25,000 or more in their accounts for some reason… Maybe since they’re still stuck on “traditional” retirement? So if you’re a millennial (or even better – a […]

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19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do…

January 27, 2020
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Stumbled across this listicle and wondered if we’re all on the right trajectory or not ;) 19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do in Their 20s via Inc. How many of these can you confidently check off?? They develop multiple income sources They take action (and sometimes, they fail) They make sure that they own their time They network, a lot. (And they do it both ways) […]

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Saving up for something? Buy the stock first!

January 20, 2020
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Today’s a quickie but goodie for you ;) I’ve heard of buying stocks from places you love and use every day (in fact, I did this myself back in the day!), but never thought of buying the stocks *instead* of the product before. Or at least while you’re saving up for it… From Chandrashekhar on our post about controversial finance beliefs: If you’re planning a […]

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When should someone use a financial advisor? And what is a fair amount to pay for such services?

December 23, 2019
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A reader reached out this morning asking this, so thought I’d open it up to you all today and see if we can help her out :) Many of us are accustomed to managing our *own* investments, but when does it make sense to partner up with an advisor to take the reigns? And when you DO find a good one you like and trust, […]

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