Dec 3 2012

Can I retire early? How much you need to safely retire.

There seems to be a serious movement online of life hackers and aggressive savers in the pursuit of early retirement.  This is a great movement and frankly turns the entire consumption driven economy on its head.  Most retirement planners and financial pundits on the media advocate saving a miniscule 5 to 10 percent per year […]

Mar 9 2012

The 4 best savings rates for the financially bearish – What options do conservative savers have besides stuffing cash into the mattress?

Savings rates have been incredibly low for the past decade.  Many growing into this current economy must think that banks are simply expensive mattresses where you keep your money.  There are options out there for stashing your emergency fund or simply for keeping some of your savings money powder dry.  There are many options out […]

Feb 22 2012

Learning how to retire like a millionaire with $250,000. It is possible but you need to hack your idea that $1 million is the minimum to retire.

Many Americans have a magical notion that $1 million is sufficient for a steady retirement.  Let us not point out that most Americans, 75 percent have less than $75,000 to their name and over 30 percent have zero dollars to their name.  This by no means is a secure retirement.  But lifestyle hacking is possible.  […]

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