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5 FREE Things You Must Do to Ensure Your Financial Future

5 FREE Things You Must Do to Ensure Your Financial Future

You can just sit there and hope to have enough money to be retired one day. Social security might not last, no one else is going to save you. Get yourself in gear and ensure your financial future. Once you get the basics down, instead of retiring at 65, there’s no reason you can’t retire in your 30s if you start out early. 1). Get Your Basic Retirement Accounts In Order: 401k and IRA Make sure you’re at least contributing…

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How to Make a 20+ Percent Return When Losing Weight: HealthyWage

How to Make a 20+ Percent Return When Losing Weight: HealthyWage

Every year as January rolls around, we hear the same resolutions over and over. Most of them are for losing weight. 95 percent of people fail to complete their new years resolutions. I’m sure you’ve been through it as you start going to the gym in January, and before long you’ve stopped and forgotten all about your goal. It’s only week 4 of the new year. How are you doing? Well, I recently found a company that is trying to change…

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Hedging Your FI Equities Portfolio

Hedging Your FI Equities Portfolio

The biggest risk of your portfolio not lasting your retirement timeline is if the stock market plunges within the 8 years that you retire, which is better known as sequence of returns risk. This is because historically, when a recession or depression happens, it means a huge market dip that doesn’t rebound fully for a few years. So, for anyone who has worked in finance, the first solution you think of is pretty simple. Why not just buy puts on…

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Tips on convincing your significant other to retire way earlier

Tips on convincing your significant other to retire way earlier

One of the most common questions online and in the Meetup groups I go to for FIRE-minded people is how to get their significant other on board. If you do not have a significant other, here are some online dating tips for men. Note that I’m a woman, so I have no clue how to give tips to women. The more you think about it though, the more the question is similar to “What should I get my significant other…

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2 Incomes Are Better than One: How to Online Date For Men

2 Incomes Are Better than One: How to Online Date For Men

A few months ago, an FI friend confided in me that he was at a little more than $600k at 32. “That’s awesome!”, I said. He lamented,”Well, if I had a partner, I could be retired. I only really need $500k per person since expenses get reduced when you have two people.” I hadn’t thought about it that way before. Some FI guys either meet women who aren’t super into it (How to convince your partner to FIRE comes up…

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Top 8 Posts of 2017

Top 8 Posts of 2017

Though this blog is a baby bird still in its nest, I still want to celebrate the wins this blog has had over the past year! So here’s a list of the top 8 posts of 2017 :). Enjoy! 1. Hustle In Your 20s To Be Financially Independent In Under 10 Years I did the math behind how much faster you could retire if you took up a side hustle. There’s a limit to how much you can save on…

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Favorite Books of 2017

Favorite Books of 2017

Compound interest grows exponentially, so why not read, to compound your knowledge? 🙂 I like to read books in the behavioral economics, finance, and personal growth department, so my books will mainly reflect that. They’re listed below unranked — just 15 of my favorite out of the 52 books I read last year. 1. Guns Germs and Steel: Jared Diamond Have you ever wondered why Europe was building multi-level stone buildings, while developed Asian countries at the time were mostly…

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Retire 3 Years Earlier By Cutting Down Your Clothing Consumption & Why I’m Going Cold Turkey

Retire 3 Years Earlier By Cutting Down Your Clothing Consumption & Why I’m Going Cold Turkey

Inspired by Cait Flander’s new book: The Year of Less, I started thinking about my consumption habits — particularly clothes. I wondered why I needed to buy new ones every year and how many years earlier I could retire by removing clothing consumption from my lifestyle. The average American Household spends $1,600 a year on clothes. Considering the average household income is $60,000, the after-tax in NY** is $42,000. 4 percent of your average household’s yearly expenditure is on clothing….

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Financial Luck

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Financial Luck

1. Know the Market Price There are a ton of people who go out to yard sales, thrift stores, and estate sales and buy things for incredibly cheap prices, and turn around and sell it on eBay, Amazon, etc. When most people hear their story, they say things like,”Oh, they must be incredibly lucky! That kind of thing never happens to me!” First of all, this is a defeatist attitude. Second of all, the reason they can do this is…

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Side Hustle: 7 Ways to Make Money With Your Body Legally

Side Hustle: 7 Ways to Make Money With Your Body Legally

There’s a lot of side hustles out there, but here’s a bunch of low activation or high-paying ways to make money with your body legally. Fun times. Get Paid to Poop!  In Boston, there’s a center accepting poop for $40 per donation. You have to commit to going 3 times a week for 60 days. But it’s something you were going to flush down the toilet anyway – why not get paid to do it? That’s $480 a month, or…

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