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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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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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Active vs Passive Fund Management

When investing money you have a choice you can have it invested actively or passively. Active management means handing your money over to an investment or fund manager who will routinely buy and sell individual stocks in order to hopefully … Continue reading

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It’s Food Week on the Financial Blogs!

A lot of the financial blogs¬†are talking about food this week so here is my take. Don’t worry, I won’t be posting food porn pictures.

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First Week Finances

We have now been in Portland a week! We are currently staying with family, so the biggest financial concerns this week were a house and a car; the two largest expenses most families deal with.

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The Journey to Financial Independence.

Clearly it takes a certain mindset to become financially independent, and the earlier you start the better. ¬†There are several ways to achieve it, and our way is not the only way. I’ll expand on some of these points in … Continue reading

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What is Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE)?

Put simply, financial independence is the ability to live in an appropriate level of comfort without having to rely on income from a traditional 9-5 job. Thus you need to have a nest egg that is large enough to support … Continue reading

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