Category: Classic Reads

The Best Posts of 2016

Reading Time: 3 Min   December  is one of my favorite times of the year. Cookies! Hot chocolate! Intense bouts of financial planning and introspection! As everyone pulls through the last few days of work in anticipation of the winter break, I present the best posts from 2016.   Posts About Retirement What It’s Like Being...

What Percent Are You?

Reading Time: 1 Min   The last five years has put the spotlight on the division of the one percent and the rest of the country, the 99%. That’s a very important distinction when it comes to public policy, but it makes it very hard to take stock of your own progress when it comes...

Staying Motivated At Your Job

  Reading Time: 5 Min   It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and many of us are probably still nursing a holiday food coma and wondering how soon the December holidays will arrive. That makes it a timely opportunity to talk about the elephant in the room: your job. While we often talk about fancy techniques...

You Can Pay Zero Income Tax In Retirement – Legally

  Reading Time: 3 Min Good news for you and your projection sheet. If you’ve been baking in income taxes in your retirement plan, you may actually be closer to retirement than you think. For most of our working lives, we generate a sizable amount of income. That bumps us into higher tax brackets for our...

ABP: The Secret to Not Wanting Fancy Things

Reading Time: 2 Min   We want things because they build anticipation and provide novelty in our lives. We get to dream of what life will look like with New Thing. Purchasing New Thing brings a rush of satisfaction and a hit of dopamine in our brains. But the effect is temporary, and a week,...

Teardown: How to Build an Airtight Retirement Budget

Reading Time: 12 Minutes   Building a retirement budget can feel like an overwhelming exercise. You may want to move to a lower cost of living area or a state with no income tax post retirement. You must plan for a different stage of your live that will involve different needs around medical costs and...

How to Retire In a High Cost of Living Area

Reading Time: 8 Minutes   Places like NYC, San Francisco, and Seattle are a dream situation for an aspiring Money Habiter. There are fantastic job prospects, amazing experiences to be had every day of the week, and all kinds of diverse people who can broaden your view of the world and add richness to your...

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