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Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
Mon, 09/9/13 | 7 Comments
Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?

Should you save for retirement or a home down payment? And what about when a 401K match is involved?
20SF reader, Steph, writes in:
“I’m 26 and up until now have saved about 6% of my income …

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 | 32 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 Retire?
Wed, 08/29/12 | 25 Comments
How Much Money would you Need to Retire?

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 …


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