Over the last few years I've been in the fortunate position to meet some fascinating people from all walks of life. Quite often I also get to pop the hood on their finances. The financial stories are just as varied as the people, but a select few have achieved a rather impressive abundance of wealth. I have noticed a commonality within this community: in absolutely zero instances was this high level of wealth achieved via the stock market.Read More
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Today I'm coming to you with another edition of the Friday Top Five, where I post a top 5 list, following a quick and easy set of rules:
- Items listed must be financial in nature
- I must utilize the resources myself
- Each post will focus on a different topic/category
Financial Independence Retire Early (F.I.R.E.). Have you heard of this expression before?
There is a growing population in the United States (and abroad) that is striving for financial independence well before the average retirement age of 63 (sometimes even before 30!). For some, early financial independence occurs as a product of business success, a large inheritance, winning the lottery, etc. (not necessarily planned). But for this growing F.I.R.E. community, early financial independence is a very deliberate and strategic goal. Within this group, the phrase Financial Independence Retire Early has become somewhat of a mantra and/or rallying cry.Read More
The turn of the calendar poses a great time to reflect back on the lessons learned over the prior 12 months.
2017 proved to be a year filled to the brim with new experiences and insights gained. I guess this is what happens when you start out on a new venture, and are exposed to the ups and downs that come along with the journey. Moments of extreme fulfillment were followed by moments of high stress on a rather repeating cycle. But in the end, this has culminated into one of the most rewarding years of my life.
Here are some lessons learned during this adventure:Read More
Have you noticed that when it comes to Disability Insurance, the information is scarce and sometimes hard to understand?
Well, here’s the thing...
It’s actually easy to understand, and this quick introduction will prepare you for any conversation with an agent. Today you will learn the basics of Disability Insurance, why you need it, and how to take action on obtaining it.Read More