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How Will You Invest with Low Stock Market Return?

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Nobody knows how the stock market is going to perform in the short term so we shouldn’t worry about it. On the other hand, long term profit is more predictable. Historically, stocks return about 7% per year after adjusting for inflation. Passive investors (index funds) who are in it for the long haul can count […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read how and why he did it on the About Page .

3 Books I Wish I Read in My 20s

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A while back, I did an interview and one of the questions was - what 3 books do you recommend. This question came up a few times now so I thought I’d write up a good answer here so I can refer to it at anytime. BTW, this is a good tip for new bloggers. […] Read More

Are You Your Greatest Asset?

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Here is a tricky question for you – What’s your greatest asset? Is it your house, car, jewelry, or investment portfolio? Ha! You’re thinking - I know the answer to this one. It’s me! I’m my greatest asset. Yes, that’s a great answer to this trick question. Many successful people like Warren Buffett would support […] Read More

How Cheap Am I Really?

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Let’s have a little fun today. That last post about keeping track of your Roth IRA contributions was very important, but a little dry. Today, I’m going tell you about a few stressful money situations I had recently. Well, stressful is a little strong. The amount of money involve is pretty small in all cases […] Read More

Why You Need a Roth IRA Folder

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Taxes are due tomorrow, April 18th! I hope you’re done and filed them already. I’m a terrible procrastinator when it comes to filing taxes. Our taxes were done a few weeks ago, but we didn’t completely finish reviewing everything until last weekend. Who wants to sit down and double check 40 pages of inane numbers?  […] Read More

There Is No Reason Why You Can’t Retire Early

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Today's post from Benjamin Davis @ From Cents To Retirement. He is working toward financial independence primarily with rental real estate. Check out his story below. If he can strive for early retirement, there is no reason why you can't. It has been one year since I launched From Cents To Retirement. In this period, […] Read More

5 Dreams That Did Not Come True in Early Retirement

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Wow, it has been almost 5 years since I quit my engineering career to become a stay-at-home dad/blogger. Time really flies. If I hadn't retired early, I’d still be stuck in a depressing gray cubicle feeling bitter about life. Instead, I’m enjoying life and playing an active role in our son’s life. The past five […] Read More

March 2017 Goals and Financial Updates

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Spring is finally here! I’m so happy because we had such a wet and cold winter this year. The weather is warming up and we can do more activities outdoors. Last week was spring break for us and we had a great staycation. I took it easy and spent almost all my time being a […] Read More