Why would anyone own bonds now?

Why would anyone own bonds now? Many investors have been saying for years that rates can only go up from here, rates can only go one direction, rates will eventually go up. Will they? This begs a question I get…
The six phases of financial independence

The six phases of financial independence I’ve recently updated this post to include more links to related content. I hope you enjoy it.  The term “financial independence” has many meanings to many people. To some, it means not working at…
Should you become a DIY investor?

Should you become a DIY investor? Should you become a DIY investor? According to a recent survey, I think you should at least consider it. But, becoming a DIY investor is not for everyone. It takes desire, time, knowledge, temperament…
How I built my dividend portfolio

How I built my dividend portfolio For years, many years in fact, subscribers have asked about my step-by-step approach to building (and maintaining) my dividend income portfolio. Well, today’s post is an update on that approach including how I built…
Millennials want to FIRE at age 50

Millennials want to FIRE at age 50 Whether you agree with the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement or not – it’s a big thing. Personally, I’m a huge believer in clear goals. If FIRE at age 50 is your…
Financial Independence Update – April 2021

Financial Independence Update – April 2021 Realizing financial independence can be hard. Yes, there are posts out there related to some shockingly simple math behind early retirement but let’s face it – it takes years of saving and investing hard work…
5 stocks I want to buy in 2021

5 stocks I want to buy in 2021 I’ve been a DIY investor for over 11 years now, a hybrid investor no less. That means I own a mix of individual stocks and low-cost ETFs. I’ll provide some links below…
My Financial Independence Plan

My Financial Independence Plan I think this is always worth repeating: plans may be helpful but it’s the process of planning and re-planning that’s important for success. This includes your financial independence plan and for today’s post – my own!…