Should you manage your own investments or hire a financial advisor?

You should learn to manage your own investments. Too much can go wrong hiring an advisor. Naturally for someone who Accidentally Retired, I earned and saved enough money in large chunks to find myself in this position. But it wasn’t easy along the way. I ran a startup and it was a grind. I can’t… Continue reading Should you manage your own investments or hire a financial advisor?

My failure resume: the many mistakes made on the path to success

My Failure Resume If you think that successful people are void of any failures in life, you are just plain wrong. And what is success anyway? Is it the amount of money in your bank account? Or is it being a valued member of your community? Is it earning accolades, or simply being a good… Continue reading My failure resume: the many mistakes made on the path to success

How I planned my early retirement withdrawal strategy after I Accidentally Retired without a plan

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

The magic of a one-time partial mortgage payment: your net worth increases

Should you pay down your mortgage and live debt free or invest? There is an even better option with a one-time partial payment. That is the age old question that many ask themselves. When interest rates are lower than investment returns, it always will mathematically make sense to invest over paying it down. But when… Continue reading The magic of a one-time partial mortgage payment: your net worth increases