Monthly Archives: October 2017

Monte Carlo or Bust

I have been looking at some Monte Carlo simulations this week. For those unfamiliar with them, they allow you to take your portfolio and input factors such as withdrawal rates, inflation and portfolio make up. The software then runs something … Continue reading

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FIRE Life : The Pros and Cons

The two questions/comments we are asked most often are, “Wow, you are so lucky” and “What do you do all day, don’t you get bored?”

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Mitigating Risk

As mentioned a couple of weeks back the best way of spreading risk within a stock portfolio is to buy an index fund, which will likely contain several hundred stocks and track an index such as the S&P 500. However … Continue reading

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Brain Games

For me, one of the difficulties of retirement is keeping my brain active. In my past life (i.e. when I worked) I struggled at least once a day on some sort of problem that required both knowledge and logic to … Continue reading

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September Financial Update

We are into October already! Last quarter of the year, so I thought it would be a good idea to see how the market did in the last month and quarter and also how we did.

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