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January 2016 Goals and Financial Update

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Wow, the first month of 2016 flew by very quickly. The gym traffic is already starting to get lighter. I hate going to the gym when it is crowded so that's good news for me. The weather is also getting nicer and we are starting to see flower buds already. I am so ready for spring. [...]

Reader’s Question: How should Chris invest?

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Hey Everyone, Today we have an email from Chris. His household is making a nice income and he’s wondering if there is anything he could do to improve his personal finances. Let’s see if we can help him with some useful advice. My age: 31 Wife’s age: 29 Total take home gross salary of ~$125K.  [...]

How often do you change careers?

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I have a question for you today. I’m curious if any of you have the urge to quit your job and take on something new every 7 years or so. That’s what my working life seems to be like. I graduated from college and started working in computer chip design right away. It was fun [...]

Retiring In A Bear Market

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It’s not even a month into 2016 and the stock market is already in turmoil. The S&P 500 index was down by double digit percentage and who knows where we will go from here. A few major stock indexes around the world already entered a bear market (20% decline) and I suspect that 2016 will [...]