February 2012

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

by FI Fighter on February 14, 2012

in Stock Investing Thoughts

Now that we have an understanding of how compound interest works, let’s take a look at another important topic, Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). CAGR is not the actual growth rate of the investment, but a rate that [click to continue…]

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According to Albert Einstein, “compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” So, what exactly makes compound interest so powerful, and why should you care? Compound interest is often [click to continue…]

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Sell Used Paper Textbooks / Books

by FI Fighter on February 11, 2012

in Ways to Make Money

If you are anything like me, chances are good you accumulated your fair share of paper textbooks during your time in university. If you are even more like [click to continue…]

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Spend the Day at the Lake

by FI Fighter on February 8, 2012

in Things I'd Rather Be Doing

Financial Independence is something that can have an entirely different meaning for one person to the next. One individual might wish to achieve this status so they no longer have to subject themselves to the [click to continue…]

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January 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on February 7, 2012

in Monthly Expenses

A New Year and a new blog! Let’s get 2012 off to a good start. I am going to start listing my expenses, and hopefully this monthly routine [click to continue…]

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Work Benefits

by FI Fighter on February 4, 2012

in Ways to Save Money

So, the path to reaching early financial independence must typically go through an employer of some sort. Well, at least for those of us who didn’t start our own company, receive a substantial inheritance, etc. Most good companies offer certain perks, in additional to a typical salary. Depending on the industry you are in, and how fierce the competition, these perks can be a rather substantial addition to your base compensation package. When negotiating a salary, it helps [click to continue…]

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