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Five Year Plan, Update #1

A year and half ago (August 2015) I announced my Five Year Plan to achieve what I dubbed at the time to be “Semi-Financial Freedom” (SFF). What this implies is having reached a point in life where a large number of lifestyle expenses are covered by passive income...
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2017 Goals

In my earlier years, I never believed in using the beginning of the year to set goals. I preferred to take things as they come. Since taking an interest in personal finance, however, I’ve learned to appreciate setting milestones. You can’t hit the target if you don’t have...
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Working On Your Dream

“Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw The older I get, the more I notice changing seasons. When we’re young we truly take for granted that our lifespan will continue on forever. There will always be tomorrow to finish what we left undone today. There...
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Compound Interest

When an investor makes a loan, they typically expect the recipient to pay interest to compensate for use of the money. So, on a loan of $200 with an interest rate of 10%, the investor would be paid $20 of interest. As much as receiving 10% on a...
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Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping?

We’ve all heard the question. Getting this close to the holiday season means being bombarded with questions from family, friends, and even downright strangers regarding our spending habits. Everyone wants to know whether you’re giving or whether you’re Scrooge. There is no in between for so many. How...
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Activist Investors

It is commonly accepted wisdom that to improve at a given vocation, taking on a mentor who has done it before themselves is a beneficial endeavour. In the absence of a mentor to coach oneself directly, it is likewise advantageous to observe and mimic the behaviour of experts....
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Introducing The Financial Freedom Dictionary!

The hardest part of learning any new skill is getting started. Time and time again when I am discussing the concept of financial independence with interested parties, they say they feel lost from the outset because they simply have not learned the language. We would like to introduce...
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How To Win In Choppy Markets

We have witnessed an exciting summer on the investing front. Markets have been oscillating between extremes as the banter has continued regarding a potential default in Greece, the Chinese slowdown situation, among other headlines. Today alone witnessed a 1,000 point drop in the Dow which is, as it turns...
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Financial Proverbs 1.0

One of the easiest, most effective ways to learn about any subject is by purveying available proverbs for bite-sized snippets of wisdom. I am hoping to share additional proverbs as time goes on with each of these posts featuring around three apiece. “Wealth is lost in three generations.”...
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