If I Were the CEO of A Mega Corporation…

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Second time this week I don’t have a picture of a horse…

I just got home after a long day of meetings. Lucky for me, I get to unwind for a few hours, go to sleep, and then start the same routine all over again tomorrow. How exciting! Really, I’m not sure if it’s

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The Four Horsemen of the Financial Independence Fighter

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Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of horse(men)…

If your goal is to reach early financial independence, you will need a lot of firepower to do so. Your time horizon is short, so you must use this exceptionally short time window wisely. The only way to realistically get to early FI is to acquire as many

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Part 2: Continued Evolution (A Shift In Philosophy)

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At the conclusion of 2012, the passive income streams were bringing in $777/month combined (including retirement accounts), and life was good. I was thrilled with all the progress made in Year 1 and was looking forward to an even more successful Year 2.

Shortly after Year 2 began, I put together a list of goals I wanted to get accomplished in 2013. Most important of them all, I wanted my

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Saving for a Better Future Doesn’t Mean Having to Sacrifice Today

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Here’s a guest post that was featured on Retire by 40! 

Life is all about balance. If you work too hard, you’ll burn out. If you don’t work hard enough, you’ll never get anywhere. When it comes to securing a better financial future, chances are

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Budgeting: Why I Don’t Need to Do It

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In High School, I was a C student. I didn’t work hard, I didn’t study, and quite frankly, I really just didn’t care. It wasn’t until I entered college that I made a conscious decision to “shape up” and get good grades. This was not easy! The process of converting myself from

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LinkedIn Profile: Do You Care About Yours?

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Lately, I’ve been hit with quite a few requests from anonymous people on LinkedIn. I generally accept these invitations but I really don’t care so much about my LinkedIn profile anymore. It’s funny, when I first registered a few years back, I thought my LinkedIn profile would become my

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What Type of Investor Are You?

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When I first started this blog in February of 2012, I was a full-fledged dividend growth investor. Well, maybe not quite, but I was pretty close! Sometimes I took gambles and invested in non-dividend growth companies like Exelon (EXC), Transocean (RIG), Apple (AAPL), etc. With EXC, I went for perceived value (low P/E) even though

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