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This Is the Power of FU Money (and How I Was Escorted Out)

FU money gives you control over your own destiny. It lets you take risks and act with confidence & patience to become even wealthier while protecting yourself.

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ETF vs Stock: Invest to Be Bill Gates (or Just Be in the Bar)?

Investment strategy can make you rich at the risk of losing it all or offer average returns (which might be enough!). What’s better for you? Read ETF vs stock.

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Buy vs Rent and Invest: Planning for Financial Independence

Here’s how to analyze your own buy vs rent and invest scenario, deciding to invest in either needs to be part of your financial independence plan!

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When to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest Extra Capital

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest extra money? Besides the return on investment difference, sometimes you want to reduce your income.

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Be a Disciplined Investor: Avoid the Behavior Gap

A diversified portfolio isn’t enough: learn to be a disciplined investor to avoid the behavior gap. Behavioral finance teaches us about investment biases.

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Marginal Utility of Income (and How to Build Wealth in Your 20s)

Understanding happiness as a function of income and the marginal utility of income will shortcut your path toward how to build wealth in your 20s and freedom.

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VTSAX vs VTI: The Best Index Fund? (And Top Alternatives)

Is there a perfect index fund, VTSAX vs VTI? Compare Vanguard’s titans and 5 alternative mutual funds & ETFs to make the best decision for your portfolio.

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How to Retire Early With Real Estate Reader Case Study

Could real estate investing be the route for Mike’s family to reach financial independence with their $1.5M net worth goal?

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Net Worth Revealed! Our July 2020 Income & Expenses.

Our dividends tumbled but an Accountable Plan rescued our savings rate! We’ve revealed our net worth details for a little financial voyeurism.

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How to Become a Millionaire in 10 Years (Debt to $1.2M at 33)

Our thirteen-year saga from student loan debt, to graduate school, shifting careers, and starting two businesses. At the lowest point, we went from a negative $107K net worth to $1.2M in nine years. This is how we became millionaires and reached financial independence.