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Are You in Financial Denial?

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Last week, I was catching up on season 1 of the show Fear the Walking Dead. This TV series is a spinoff from the popular zombie apocalypse show – The Walking Dead. This prequel is set in Los Angeles during the initial zombie outbreak. The show was not bad, but most of the characters are […] Read More

How Early Retirement Impacts Social Security Benefits

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I originally wrote this post in 2012 to figure out how early retirement impacts Social Security benefits. It’s been 4 years so I thought I’d check my Social Security statement and update the post with some current numbers. Also, it was National Social Security week earlier this month, April 4-13th. The Social Security office wants […] Read More

Dividend Income Update – Q1 2016

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I started investing in the stock market when I began working full time in 1996. First, I contributed to my 401k. After a few years, I was able to fully max out my 401k contribution and kept that up until now. Currently, my retirement funds are all invested in low cost Vanguard funds. I also […] Read More

How Many Sources of Income Do You Have?

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The internet said a typical millionaire has 7 sources of income. I don’t know if this is accurate, but I’m sure wealthy people have more than one source of income. Most of us start off with just one source of income – earned income. That’s how we start our working life. We go to school, […] Read More