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We all know that the most important step in making the decisions to be Financially Independent or to Retire Early is to have a goal. That goal needs to be big enough that we can stick...

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Last year, we bought our first home: it is a townhouse in a community governed by an HOA. Because I heard so many crazy stories about HOA, to protect our real-estate investment, I decided...

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Let's be simple and factual with this one. According to the 2016 Social Security report, its trustees estimate that the fund will be depleted in 2034. In less than 20 years, Social Security funds for retirement...

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As a Personal Finance blogger, I love the diversity of view-points and topics that are around us and some of the content is really great. It helps me understand some of the big trends and make better...

To Leave or Not to Leave (that was the question)

By now, I'm sure you're bored with Brexit. Fear not! This isn't going to be a post on my predictions for the future of Britain, the UK or Europe. Because I have no idea what is going to happen. But...

Money Is So Cheap, Has the World Gone Crazy?

Money is so cheap these days. It's visible to every saver who wonders what is the point of savings if the bank provides 0.1% of interest at the end of year. But despite these...

If This is Early Retirement, I Can’t Wait

I'm having one of the best coffee I've had in a long time. For me, a cup of coffee has long been associated with some sort of relaxation, an excuse to slow down and have a break or a way...

Is Flying Business Class Worth It?

Two weeks ago, as my wife and I were leaving for our babymoon, I had the option to upgrade our Houston-Paris flight to Business Class. The idea of flying with leg room, Champagne and flat beds...

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As a Personal Finance blogger, I love the diversity of view-points and topics that are around us and some of the content is really great. It helps me understand some of the big trends and make better...

Is Your Money Working For You? (and How To Check)

I have amazing colleagues. They are smart, proactive and energetic people who have a drive to get things done. That's a big part of our company culture and a reason  why I like working...

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