Should You Downsize Your Home To Rightsize Your Life? Sometimes downsizing your home may just be the best way of rightsizing your life. If you’re wondering how you could possibly manage to live in a smaller home, let’s put things in perspective…. In the 21st century, most American families live in much larger homes than those […]
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Today I’m going to list five reasons moving just might be the change you need! Imagine living in a world where nothing ever changed…everything remained just as it was the day before. While this might be interesting for a little while, over time, it would become very boring to say the least. Change is good […]
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When you’re young, you want to seek out the best opportunities. For many professionals, that means relocating to a new city for better career advancement. However, you need to carefully examine the employment and financial picture in a given metro area before you know if it is right for you. A number of cities in […]
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I haven’t been on the site much lately, but believe it or not that’s actually a good thing! Let me explain: These past few months I’ve been really researching the stock market hard. I’ve been trying a lot of financial experiments with small amounts of cash (around 2k per investment experiment) all while conducting these […]
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Traveling abroad is a wonderful way to learn more about new cultures. Unfortunately travel does not necessarily come cheap, especially if you are planning to stay for a while. We recently did a trip to Italy, and even though we saved a lot of money by negotiating our Airbnb rates, the total cost of the trip […]
Clever Ways to Pay for Travel Abroad
I have held some of my individual holdings for a few years, and came to the realization that there have been no ongoing fees with those particular holdings. That is a huge benefit of holding individual stocks that no one really talks about. Mutual Funds and to a much lesser extent most ETFs have a
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A few weeks ago, Steve (one of our readers) commented that Personal Capital might not be a good tool because it encourages you to check on your portfolio too often. For those of you who haven’t tried it, Personal Capital is an account aggregator site. It can pull the data from all your various accounts […]
How Often Should You Check Your Portfolio?
It doesn’t matter if your financial goal is to get out of debt, create a passive income stream, retire early, retire at a normal age, or build a dividend investment portfolio, the first step should always the same – figure out where you are currently. While creating a blog might be a bit of an
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When I quit my engineering career in 2012, I was completely burned out. I was having physical and mental problems and I had to get out. I thought I’d give it at least a year and see how this whole early retirement thing pans out. Finance was a big factor, of course. We were not […]
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At work I’m in the process of setting developmental goals for myself for the next year, I’ve started looking into some TED talks about leadership and business effectiveness. Yes, I like this stuff. Yes, that’s a little weird. I came across a video that really shocked me. It’s called … You can watch the video here. Actually, I highly recommend you […]
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