The Best Net Worth Tracker Spreadsheet

I believe that one of the most important things that you can do in personal finance is to track your net worth. Now, more than ever, there are so many easy ways to automatically track your assets and your liabilities. I personally use Personal Capital to seamlessly track my net worth, asset allocations, and eyeball… Continue reading The Best Net Worth Tracker Spreadsheet

How to keep your money, investments, and cryptocurrency secure; preventing hacking, phishing and other nefarious scams

My wife is deep into the true crime world of podcasts, documentaries, and tv shows. As such, I am used to hearing/watching shows about various murders, rapes, hate crimes, and other generally horrible/disgusting crimes. The other day, we were watching the show, True Life Crime on MTV, when an episode called “The $5 Million Dollar… Continue reading How to keep your money, investments, and cryptocurrency secure; preventing hacking, phishing and other nefarious scams

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