Whenever I want to talk numbers, I like to ask someone else to do it – this time, it’s Actuary on Fire, who’s a financial professional who’s let his own portfolio become an epic train wreck of truly strange proportions. Today, he writes about it. Gather round folks. I don’t usually advocate rubbernecking but you … Continue reading My car crash of a portfolio
When we blog, we’re very often writing about whatever is happening NOW. But, time passes. Those things no longer happen. Then, we are left with content that may no longer apply in our situation, or has become just plain stale. For Think Save Retire, that is definitely true. If you scan the archives, you’ll see … Continue reading Revise and Republish: A killer blog strategy
Here’s what’s up in the personal finance community As most of you probably know by now, Centsibly Rich sold their blog. Nice! Also, and in a huge achievement that deserves a round of applause, the folks behind Notorious Debt now have a net worth of, well…ZERO! The Freedom From Money ditched the stress and chose … Continue reading The Friday Feast ~ the 25th of August
I re-read it, trying to pick out areas where I may have over exaggerated my “I Quit”. You know, used my epic disgust for work to embellish or bitch a little too strongly about what I disliked about maintaining a full-time job. Honestly, I couldn’t come up with anything. Everything I disliked about corporate America … Continue reading What does your “I quit” letter look like?
Today, I’m publishing a guest post from Robert Bockel, who is active on Twitter and believes that many of us are missing a critical component to financial independence and early retirement. We talk about the fun stuff…the cool stuff. Offense. But, that’s only one side of the coin. Robert, take it away! The offense vs … Continue reading The missing component to wealth: Defense
Let’s face it: A recession is coming. But then again, a recession is always coming – just like an economic boom – because the market naturally ebbs and flows. Even so, most of us understand that we’re probably rounding third in our current boom. Many of us who love the thought of buying stocks at … Continue reading I’m not looking forward to the recession
Last week, I published a post asking for questions about, well, anything. The deal was simple: The floor is open to any appropriate question, and I’ll answer as honestly as I can. Today, I answer them. Ready? Here we go. All questions will be italicized. My answers are provided below each question. Slow Dad asked: … Continue reading Ask me anything! All the answers
And because I’m such a nice guy, I’m going to give it all away right here on this strange little blog. No book or pamphlet to download. No email address to fork over. No newsletter to read. Nope, you get the straight skinny right here, right now. The one thing to start doing now to … Continue reading The one thing to start doing now to get rich in about a week
The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky. I am changing things up a bit! Most of you will probably notice that I haven’t been … Continue reading The Friday Feast ~ the 11th of August
Let’s say you’re 40, wake up one more and suddenly realize that you’re practically broke. Hardly any savings. Your career seems never-ending. How can you turn things around and begin rapid wealth accumulation so you aren’t working until the day you die? Brian Loman is here to push you in the right direction. Brian, take … Continue reading You’re 40 and broke; now what?