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Original Article Posted On: January 27th, 2014
Article Last Updated On: March 26th, 2017

The Joneses

The Joneses

Who are the Joneses? They’re the family right down the street that just bought that new car. Every time they take it out for a spin you swear birds start singing. They’re the neighbor you have that always has a toy. Be it a boat,…

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Average US Inflation Over Time

Average US Inflation Over Time

Inflation is just mean to investors.  It’s also the reason why we can’t just leave all our money under the mattress.  Every year if we leave our money alone it’s worth less (especially if you’re reading this in Zimbabwe → “Mhoroi Zimbababweans”).  Everyone has had…

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How much should I contribute to Retirement?

How much should I contribute to Retirement?

Original Article Posted On: May 14th, 2014 Article Last Updated On: January 21st, 2018How can a question that is only seven words be so difficult to answer?  I would love to say “Save 10%”, or “Save $5,000 per year” or even “Save enough so that…

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Expected Returns

Expected Returns

Original Article Posted On: March 21st, 2014 Article Last Updated On: January 21st, 2018It’s hard to plan for the future if you don’t know what expected return on investment you can assume.  There is a huge difference between thinking you’re going to be averaging a…

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How to start saving

How to start saving

Original Article Posted On: February 10th, 2014 Article Last Updated On: February 23rd, 2014My first major purchase was my car. It took me close to 4 years to save up the money to buy it. It was a very long 4 years… Savings can be…

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Everyone needs a big picture.  It can be simple, “I want a plot of land and a cabin where I can live comfortably”, or complex, “I want to have my dividends finance 40% of my lifestyle and have my rental properties finance the rest”.  I’ve…

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How is this Website Setup?

How is this Website Setup?

The idea behind building this website was to break it up into two equally important segments: The ever updating online book part of the site where you can find information pertaining to the subject you’re interested in.  The home page breaks the website up into…

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About

About

Original Article Posted On: January 27th, 2014 Article Last Updated On: March 24th, 2017What is the Purpose of this Website? I’ve been following personal finance books/blogs/radio shows for close to 10 years.  Like any good layman I have heard the “don’t put all your eggs in…

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Our Story

Our Story

One of my favorite parts of other peoples blogs is reading their story.  Hopefully this helps motivate you like others have motivated myself. In the Beginning We’ll start this story when money started meaning something. Until about 16 money was something your parents would give…

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