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
Yeah that’s right. I said it. Don’t think about your investments. Once you have created your personal financial plan, and executed on it, the best thing you can do is NOT think about it. Just ignore it completely. You can’t control what you don’t control. And I hate to break it to you my friend,… Continue reading Why it’s better to not think about your investments (most days)
What do sports betting and stock picking have in common? They’re both gambling. Late last year, after spending a significant amount of time talking with fiduciaries and reading The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by Jack Bogle, I fired my financial advisor, and took over my investments. My mini-retirement had finally given me the… Continue reading Betting on a player. Betting on a team. Betting on a league.
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?
What do you do when you are left holding many, many, individual stocks? I fired my financial advisor last fall, 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… Continue reading Do I own my own mutual fund?