Just wanted to have a little fun today. Too often we in the personal finance world take things a little too seriously. That includes me. Even though most of us sit around investing in “boring” index funds like $VTI or $VTSAX, they are truly all you really need to grow your wealth. Still it’s nice… Continue reading What if your favorite stocks were Avengers?
I ran a successful business for 10 years, until I Accidentally Retired. Then, I managed to somehow, sort of, retire early. But the honest truth is that, I am no expert. I am no expert in finance. I am no expert in business. I am not an expert software engineer. I am not an expert… Continue reading I am no expert
I fired my financial advisor, only to find that I now own my own a mutual fund of 80 stocks. So if you were wondering what happens if you stick your head in the sand. Now you know. This is what happens when you hire a financial advisor, trusting that person without delving into how… Continue reading Do I own my own mutual fund?
Visualize failure – the best way to prepare for anything. Imagine this financial independence worst-case-scenario: You have just visualized your financial independence vanish before your eyes. Here is the great news. You just visualized a market crash and you planned accordingly. Now, if it was to actually happen, you already have prepared for the worst:… Continue reading Are you prepared for your financial failure?
Early retirement without a plan, eventually needs a plan. When you end up Accidentally Retired at 36, you obviously have done many things right. Even so, I was caught off guard in terms of properly planning for an early retirement. My plan was to take a mini-retirement and figure out what I’d like to do… Continue reading How I planned my early retirement withdrawal strategy after I Accidentally Retired without a plan