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The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity
Thu, 09/5/13 | 21 Comments
The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity

A big part of why I’ve adopted the lifestyle I have… OK, the biggest part – is that financial independence is an incredibly attractive prospect to me.
I believe that human beings are more likely to …

Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts: Why Roths are Not Always the Clear Winner
Wed, 05/29/13 | 53 Comments
Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts: Why Roths are Not Always the Clear Winner

Amongst Gen X and Gen Y, there now seems to be an overwhelming belief that Roths are the better alternative when compared to Traditional retirement accounts.
When I talk to the fine folks I work with …

The Retirement Gamble: Why Low-Cost Indexing Reduces your Risk
Mon, 05/13/13 | 7 Comments
The Retirement Gamble: Why Low-Cost Indexing Reduces your Risk

The wife was working a night shift on Saturday, so I had an opportunity to do what all married personal finance bloggers dream about doing on a Saturday night – watch a PBS documentary on …

The Retirement Crisis that Could Lead to a Zombie Apocalypse
Mon, 09/24/12 | 31 Comments
The Retirement Crisis that Could Lead to a Zombie Apocalypse

The U.S. Retirement Crisis
There has been increasing chatter lately about a need for reforming 401K’s in lieu of what is undoubtedly going to be a retirement crisis of epic proportions.
Didn’t realize a crisis was looming? …

How Much Money would you Need to Walk Away?
Wed, 08/29/12 | 23 Comments
How Much Money would you Need to Walk Away?

I focus a lot on reaching financial independence.
There are a few different paths you can take to get there, and I have stayed incredibly focused on the fastest, most direct path, which has kept it …

How to Get your Social Security Statement Online (& why you Should Check it Annually)
Mon, 07/30/12 | 2 Comments
How to Get your Social Security Statement Online (& why you Should Check it Annually)

Ever wonder what happened to those nifty Social Security statements we all used to get in the mail?
I did too. I received my Social Security statement in 2011, but wondered why I hadn’t in 2012.
It …


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