Why Cash Is King

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There’s a common belief out there that cash on hand is money wasting away. The argument is that because interest rates are at historic lows, keeping money in the bank is a fruitless endeavor towards building wealth. In fact, not only is your cash sitting stagnant, but at worst, it’s losing

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Rules Were Made to Be Broken

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Rules were made to be broken. Life is just more fun that way… Not only that, but who really wants to operate with a closed mind, anyway? Whether we are talking about investing, or life in general, I think we will all agree that life does NOT follow a linear script — There will always be twists and turns, ups and downs, and a whole lot of degree of uncertainty. As Darwin said, it’s not the

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Shift In Strategy: How I’m Preparing For a Market Crash

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They say that when you’re investing for the long haul, you simply need to stay in the game for long enough and the results will speak for themselves in the end. Markets go up and down all the time; it’s simply the cost of doing business in the investing game! So, as investors, we just need to carry on and block out all the noise…

I wish it were all that simple… But as always, each individual’s strategy becomes unique because each person has their own specific

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Be Mindful: Your Thoughts and Experiences Shape Your Investment Strategy

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When I first started investing in 2012, I was primarily a dividend growth investor. Prior to that, all my previous investing experience was in funding retirement accounts (401k and Roth IRA), so you could say that I was limited to investing in index funds. Nevertheless, because of the financial crisis, it was all too clear to me the ramifications that a

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Time In the Market Is What Matters Most: “Overpaying” For Quality Investments

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Almost every investor out there, novice or seasoned, will claim that they are a value-oriented investor; I am not one of those people. I don’t make investments with the objective of buying at bargain basement discounts and paying less than retail price. My main focus is on

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How An Early FI Investor Thinks

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We early financial independence freedom fighters think very differently from the mainstream. For myself, I’m now on Year 4 of the journey, and everything I do now feels totally natural and normal. However, when I pause to think about it, I’m almost certain that if you

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