The Beginner’s Guide to Index Investing

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There are two main reasons why I’m a big proponent of index investing: 1) It’s easier to implement than just about any other investment strategy, and 2) It works better than just about any other investment strategy. Here’s a comprehensive overview of exactly WHY it works so well and HOW to do it yourself.Read more…

How to Choose the Best College Savings Account (and When You Shouldn’t Use One)

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If you have children, chances are you’ve given at least some thought to saving for college, and probably to using a dedicated college savings account like a 529 plan. This post breaks down all your options, including when you should avoid a college savings account altogether, so that you can make the best decision for you and your family.Read more…

How Much Should You Be Saving for Retirement/Financial Independence?

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How much money should you be saving for retirement? What monthly contribution will put you on track to reach financial independence on your own terms? In some ways this is the ultimate financial question, and this article walks you through a calculator that shows you exactly how much you need to save each month to get on track.Read more…

Financial Independence: Redefining Retirement for This Generation

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What are you investing for? The party line is that you’re saving for retirement. You know, that thing you get to do in your 60s after you’ve kept a stable job for 40+ years and finally have enough money to abruptly quit and enjoy your golden years. But that’s an old school way of thinking, and the new school approach is a lot more fun.Read more…

The Only 7 Investment Decisions That Matter

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You know that you’re “supposed” to be investing, but how are you supposed to do it right? In this post we’re going to go in-depth on the only 7 investment decisions that matter so that you can focus on what’s important, ignore everything that isn’t, and use investing as a powerful tool for reaching your most important long-term goals.Read more…

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