I’ve been historically heavy on equities as the overall focus in my portfolio. More recently I’ve been thinking about giving property greater prominence.
I’ve been reading too many overly pessimistic articles recently on how people are inadequately prepared for retirement. It’s prompted me to share my thoughts and reflections about how I’m preparing for it.
I recently had an opportunity to take an interesting short term side project for some short term additional cash. The learnings from the experience surprised me.
I am often content taking things fairly casually at work. However every now and then something happens that sharpens my focus on financial independence. [Read more…]
Financial independence means many different things to different people. Here’s my take on it.
On the road to financial independence, you sometimes get the benefit of a tailwind that propels you along the way. We are about to run into one of those tail winds. [Read more…]
Lifestyle inflation is a real issue. In fact its often a symptom of success. Doing your best to avoid its effects can not only position you well to retire earlier, but also help you deal with life’s surprises. [Read more…]
Being extremely frugal has been suggested as a way to build up wealth. I have to say that I don’t like this as a long run wealth creation tool. [Read more…]
Early retirement and wealth building is a subject that many of us obsess about. But there’s no clear blueprint for what you should do and how best to get there. I thought I’d share my views of how to map out and achieve your own dream of a happy, (and hopefully early!) retirement. [Read more…]