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The Best from Rockstar Finance for February 16, 2019

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The New Retirement Strategy

The tripling of the S&P 500 index over the past decade has helped retirement assets balloon, but saving for the golden years could get harder, requiring a shift in strategy.

How To Be An Ace Negotiator

Negotiating is an everyday thing. You do it when you wake up, just before breakfast, as you try get your kids ready. You do it as you make your way through traffic or on the metro to work, negotiating your space, who is first in the line, who merges first in the traffic. You definitely do it at work.

13 Ways to Reach FI Sooner (Even If You Live In Expensive City)

How can we (or anyone in a high cost of living area) possibly consider FI? It seems impossible… and yet, our story proves that it doesn’t have to be. The truth is, you can pursue FI, with kids, living in a city like Vancouver—no deprivation required!

Here’s How I Track Spending in Excel Using Pivot Tables

I use a simple Excel spreadsheet with pivot tables to track spending. I’ll explain why I started this exercise this year and why I felt the free online tools were inadequate for my purposes.

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Early Retirement

Early retirement should never box you into stupid little corners

By: Steve Adcock | Think Save Retire How many of you good people have formally or informally entered contests to see how little money you can spend during a period of time? Like those “No Spend” months? If you read enough personal finance material, those money challenges are common. But, I...

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The Best from Rockstar Finance for February 15, 2019

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Becoming Debt Free with Zero Sacrifice

Most people don’t realize how easy it is to become debt free. Instead they envision a horrible drop in lifestyle and great sacrifices that include turning back the clock to medical school days where they were living on peanut butter and Top Raman.

Why I won’t marry the man I love

There is just one problem: Charlie thinks we should get married and I see reasons why we shouldn’t. Remarriage at any age can be a tricky business. While 52% of all first marriages end in divorce, a hefty 70% of all second and third marriages dissolve in ruins.

The Best Free Personal Budget Templates for Every Type of Person (And Budget)

No matter where you’re at with your finances, a budget can help you become better at managing your money. And that’s why in this post I hand-picked the best budget template for every type of person or financial goal.

Senioritis FI

Flashback to when you were a senior in high school or college. Do you remember the second half of the year or final semester? Did you get that itching feeling where you were ready to be done?

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Building Wealth

The Value of Growing Your Career is Worth Millions More than I Thought

By ESI Money Anyone who has read ESI Money for more than 15 seconds knows I am a fan of growing your career (and thus your income). It’s one of the keys that allowed me to retire early and a vital part of the “E” in E-S-I (earning). That’s why I write posts like Two Huge Reasons Why...

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The Best from Rockstar Finance for February 14, 2019

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Top Seven Financial Independence Milestones

The journey to financial independence can be a long slog. Unless you’re an investment banker or happened to get lucky with your stock options, it takes most people decades to get there.

My Clothes Philosophy

Ah, women and shopping! Am I right? Of course a high-earning woman needs to upgrade her purse. I just NEED something expensive from a fancy brand so everyone can see just how successful I am. Louis Viton, Michael Kors, Gucci, Coach… need I go on? Maybe one of each!

The top 5%

Sure, the biggest prizes go to the once-in-a-generation superstar. But that’s largely out of reach. It turns out, though, that if you’re thoughtful and diligent, the top 5% is attainable.

My Path From Public Accounting to Teaching Financial Literacy

My dad gave me a lot of financial responsibility at a young age. He had been burned by multiple greedy financial advisers, so I learned how to manage money. What I learned was powerful because it came out of necessity.

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Early Retirement

Will Social Security still provide enough for early retirees?

By: Feeding Our Fire If you have read recent reports of the future of Social Security its sounds dire and we won’t be able to count on this for our retirement planning.  The news uses terms like “insolvent” and “bankrupt,” implying that Social Security will run out of money long before...

Here’s How I Track Spending in Excel Using Pivot Tables https://t.co/mjgVeq9hpY via @RetireBeforeDad

13 Ways to Reach FI Sooner (Even if You Live in an Expensive City) https://t.co/iR11Th97Sp via @ESB_FI

How to be an Ace Negotiator https://t.co/EQwfTacSe2 via @lechiefmoneyman

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