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Reader’s Story – Should Mike Retire Early?

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Today we have a letter from a reader, Michael Phelps (not his real name). He is in a great financial position to retire early, but should he? Here is his email with some minor edits. Hi, Joe I'm 31 years old and I have a net worth of about ~$1,600,000 mainly from investing quite a [...]

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 [...]

How to Retire In 10 Years

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Is it possible to retire in 10 years by working hard and saving a large percentage of your income? Yes, it is possible, but this requires a lot of sacrifice up front. Honestly, I think 99% of the working population don’t pay much attention to retirement and they just don’t know what’s possible. I certainly [...]

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 [...]