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The Nude Selfie Of Personal Finance

The signs in the gym locker room are clear: Picture taking in the men’s room is strictly prohibited. Please inform the front desk of violations. Yet every once in a while, some beefcake dude will stand there in front of the locker room mirror, whip out his phone, and snap a selfie. I sort of get it. […]

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Don’t Hate the IRS – Follow These 8 Tax Filing Tips

This article was originally published in January 2014. It has been recently updated. The tax filing season starts on January 23rd for 2017. You’ll have until April 18th to complete them (thanks to D.C. Emancipation Day). In preparation for the tax season, it is imperative that you have a strategy to complete your taxes quickly, […]

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Santa’s Dividend Stock Portfolio Revisited

Last year, I published a post called Santa’s Dividend Stock Portfolio. You can read the article by clicking this link. The jolly old man is semi-retired for 11 months of the year and has plenty of time to tend to his dividend stock portfolio. Despite being a very public and influential figure, he is not required to […]

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That’s The Way I Want To Go

Two men from very different places in my life passed away in recent years. Both died almost instantaneously and without any forewarning. Both died in the presence of their peers. One died in retirement. The other died while still working. Loss of a Coworker One morning I learned that an hour before I arrived at […]

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The Holy Grail of Travel

When it comes to time, money and travel, people fall into one of four categories: Backpackers – Lots of time, but a finite amount of money Vacationers – Enough money, but not much time Broke People – No money for travel and very little time Financially Independent Travelers – All the time and money needed […]

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14 Months, 18 Countries, $10,000

In my mid-twenties, I quit my job to travel the world for 14 months. I visited 18 countries and spent about $10,000. A future lifestyle of frequent and extended travel in retirement, funded by investment income, is what motivates me to reach financial independence. This post is about how I was able to travel the […]

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Strive to Wake Up and Do Nothing (with Your Finances)

This quote changed the way I think about my IT consulting career. Soon after I read it, a coworker complained to me that his manager was dumping menial work on his underlings; to the point it appeared he was taking on very few tasks. Previously, I would have sided with my coworker thinking this manager […]

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