Category: Classic Reads

Teardown: Metrics You Need To Track For Financial Takeoff

Reading Time: 7 Minutes You make what you measure. If you don’t have a constant metric you can monitor, you cannot be disciplined about what you do. Having a concrete target to track helps you prioritize, build momentum, and ultimately makes the whole thing fun. That means you need to start your journey with a clear...

Four-Step Blueprint to Retirement: Part 2

Reading Time: 8 Minutes   This is part two of a two part series on achieving retirement. As we already know from part one, there are two universal equations that govern our retirement progress. The savings equation and the nest egg equation.   Universal Retirement Equations   1)   Income – Spending = Savings 2)   Savings x...

Four-Step Blueprint to Retirement: Part 1

Reading Time: 9 Minutes   When you get right down to it, the pattern we all follow to reach retirement escape velocity is very much the same.   Our nest eggs are all governed by the same two simple equations.   Universal Retirement Equations 1)   Income – Spending = Savings 2)   Savings x Growth X...

How Overblown Details are Fleecing You of Cash

Reading Time: 6 Minutes In grade school, you went through a period in English class where you were taught to “compare and contrast” different things. That technique is an excellent one for learning and we were unconsciously taught that you can never compare and contrast enough. It was a marker of intelligence. But unlimited comparison...

Teardown: How Much Do You Need To Retire?

Reading Time: 12 Minutes What academic research suggests is a safe withdrawal rate to calculate your retirement needs and the three scenarios you should test to arrive at your target number. There are dozens of competing philosophies out there on how to calculate your required retirement nest egg. I have spent over a hundred hours...

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