Financial Independence

Its July 4th, Independence Day in the United States of America!  I decided that today is the most appropriate day for this short post on financial independence. What does it mean to be financially independent? Financial independence has a different meaning each person.  To some people it may mean not having to worry about paying mortgage, bills, or putting food on the table.  To others, it may mean not being at the mercy of a company...

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Personal Finance III – Practical Steps

This series of personal finance articles take a different perspective than what you would ordinarily find on blog and other sites related to the topic.  The first article in this series [Personal Finance I, The Essential First Step To Investing] discussed the importance of personal finance, as the first step to investing.  It discussed how a solid foundation (skills, knowledge, mindset, attitude, and other qualities) is important to...

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Personal Finance II, Getting Started

Too often people skip getting their personal finances in order, and jump right into learning about investing.  In the last article [Personal Finance, The Essential First Step To Investing] we discussed why it is the necessary prerequisite to investing. We saw how it shared many similarities, and also creates a solid foundation of skills, knowledge, mindset, attitude, and other qualities that are required before learning to invest....

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Personal Finance I, The Essential First Step To Investing

In one of my older articles, How To Start Investing Part I, I listed getting your personal finances in order as the very first step to take in investing. In Part II, I briefly summarized the importance of that step. In this article, I will elaborate in more depth, to explain why personal finances is such an essential first step and prerequisite in becoming a successful investor. . Why Is Personal Finance Important? Wikipedia defines...

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Invest In Yourself – Why not work smarter, faster, and harder, for yourself?

As I spent another Sunday evening last week eating my dinner in my cubicle I knew that I would be doing it again this weekend for the N-th day/week in a row. Each night as I went home this week, I noted a few things. The subject of this article never screamed at me so loud. I’ll start with a few comments of our working world: . Our employers want us to work smarter, faster, harder, and just more in general: – Weekends...

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