The Most Important Investment Decision You’ll Ever Make

The Most Important Investment Decision You’ll Ever Make

The most important decision you will make as a long-term investor is how much of your wealth to invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, commodities, and precious metals. A look at the Vanguard Group monthly returns for 518 U.S. balanced funds from January 1962...

The Getty Curse

The Getty Curse

Jean Paul Getty was a son of a gun. He was also one of the most successful businessmen in American history. He amassed a multibillion-dollar fortune in the oil business. But his was not a rags-to-riches story. The Gettys were Scotch-Irish Presbyterian immigrants....

Investing As a Limited Partner Outside of Wall Street

Investing As a Limited Partner Outside of Wall Street

It was 1985. Our direct marketing business was growing rapidly. For the first time in my life, I was making much more money than I could spend. Most of those extra dollars were invested in stocks and bonds. I was comfortable with the bonds but I was skeptical about...

15 Ways to Retire Earlier

15 Ways to Retire Earlier

Retire earlier by paying off all debt, practicing cash flow management, investing early and aggressively, looking for passive sources of income, and more.

3 Easy Ways to Save More for Retirement

3 Easy Ways to Save More for Retirement

Investing for retirement is difficult... Keeping a constant eye on the markets, studying economics, staying on top of every trend without a misstep... that's time-consuming and confusing. Worse, the 401(k) system is broken: Lack of guidance, poor websites, and limited...

Putting Purpose in Your Life

Putting Purpose in Your Life

For most of my working life, this was how I imagined my retirement would be: 7:00 a.m. – Wake up slowly to birds chirping (no alarm clock). 8:00 a.m. – Meander around the garden, exercise a bit, read the papers. Noon – Lunch at the golf course with three golf buddies....

How to Retire in Your 40s

How to Retire in Your 40s

The story appeared in mid-December, 2014, in the New York Magazine. An amazing tale of financial genius, all the more astounding because the subject was still a junior in high school. Mohammed Islam had made a fortune in the stock market. Seventy-two million dollars...

54 Ways to Save Money

America Saves: General Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to...

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