Financial Freedom Blog Collection


Financial Samurai Slicing Through Money's Mysteries

  • One Spouse, Two Cars, Three Houses, Four Jobs
    by Financial Samurai on September 22, 2017 at 9:38 am

    There’s a simple personal finance mantra everybody should consider following: one spouse, one car, one house, one job. The idea is that if you stick with one of everything, you’ll maximize its usage, minimize extraneous expenditure, and live happily ever after. We get in trouble when we want too much. But one of everything can Read More... The post One Spouse, Two Cars, Three Houses, Four Jobs appeared first on Financial Samurai. […]

  • Ideas For Reinvesting Proceeds After A Home Sale
    by Financial Samurai on September 21, 2017 at 10:53 am

    A large financial windfall can either be a joyous occasion or a stressful occasion. It all depends on how well you plan. Because it’s generally easier to spend than to save, I always recommend folks sit on their cash for at least a month before making any moves. Holding a lot of cash is not Read More... The post Ideas For Reinvesting Proceeds After A Home Sale appeared first on Financial Samurai. […]

  • Fundrise eFunds: An Innovative Way To Invest In Your Future Home
    by Financial Samurai on September 20, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Washington D.C. based Fundrise is one of the most innovative real estate crowdfunding platforms today. They were the first to create the eREIT, a real estate fund that uses crowdfunding regulations to provide access for  non-accredited investors to invest in private real estate across the country. Then they invented the “Internet Public Offering,” where the company directly Read More... The post Fundrise eFunds: An Innovative Way To Invest In Your Future Home appeared first on Financial Samurai. […]

  • Beware Of The Life Insurance Bait And Switch Tactic
    by Financial Samurai on September 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Now that I’m a father, one of the first things I did was call up my life insurance provider to review how much life insurance I have and go through the various term life insurance options. I was reminded of an existing $1,000,000 term life policy that’s expiring in five years. It was taken out Read More... The post Beware Of The Life Insurance Bait And Switch Tactic appeared first on Financial Samurai. […]

  • 5 Rules For Getting The Best Financial Advice For Your Money
    by Todd Tresidder on August 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Do you know all the ways your financial adviser profits from your account? What's the difference between a broker and a financial adviser? If you can't answer both of these questions with confidence you're not alone. Multiple studies show investors are confused - and for good reason. Compensation, both hidden and disclosed, has evolved in recent years. The formerly clear lines of demarcation between different financial advisory roles have been blurred. Why should you care? The reason is compensation structure - how you pay for the financial advice your receive, and the conflicts of interest it causes - affect the quality of advice you receive. This article will show you how to get the best financial advice for your money... […]

  • 6 Disturbing Truths Your Financial Expert Won’t Disclose… But Should
    by Todd Tresidder on August 7, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Most of us look to financial experts for their knowledge and advice because, well, they're experts. We pay them for that knowledge because we lack it ourselves. Unfortunately, that knowledge isn't always as valuable as you might think, particularly when it comes to financial advice. In fact, it's more valuable to become your own financial expert. Why? Financial professionals aren't always right, and they don't always invest with your best interests in mind. Discover how you can improve your investment performance by managing these inherent conflicts of interest... […]

  • 3 Types of Investors – Which One Are You? Take This Test…
    by Todd Tresidder on August 7, 2017 at 12:02 am

    There are three types of investors, but only one type is right for you. You must carefully match your investment strategy with your skills, resources, and interests if you want to achieve your financial goals as easy as possible. Many investment strategies won't fit your financial situation. The good news is you can advance to another investment type with the right education and skill development. Take this test to gauge where you are at now and what the right next step will be for your situation... […]

  • The Great Financial Forecasting Hoax: Why Stock Market Predictions Are Dangerous To Your Wealth
    by Todd Tresidder on August 6, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Do you enjoy feeling out of control when investing in the market? Of course not. No one does. This loss of control is because the essence of investing is putting capital at risk into an unknowable future. How do you profit reliably when the future is unknowable? It's a complicated question. Unfortunately, most people respond to this innate uncertainty by seeking financial forecasters - from talking heads on CNBC to magazine and newspaper writers to financial analysts - to bring some sense of certainty to this unknowable future. They want to believe these soothsayers have enough foreknowledge about financial events to make a meaningful difference. Unfortunately, they don't, and I'll show you the facts to prove it. In addition, you'll discover how to invest profitably without any need to make any prediction about the future. […]

  • The Top 16 Types of Securities Fraud You Must Avoid
    by Todd Tresidder on August 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Securities fraud should be a real concern for any investor. Eventually you'll come across a con man or "trusted" individual unknowingly selling a fraudulent investment. It's not a question of "if", but "when". I see it regularly in my coaching client's portfolios. Knowing how to recognize fraud before you commit your money is your only safeguard. This list contains sixteen of the most common types of securities fraud so you'll know how to recognize fraud and protect your portfolio. It's education that'll pay you... […]

Mr. Money Mustache Early Retirement through Badassity

  • Seek Not to Be Entertained
    by Mr. Money Mustache on September 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I was enjoying a walk downtown with my son recently, when I noticed something wasn’t quite right. A man was emerging from the background of other pedestrians, trying to make eye contact. We kept walking. “Excuse Me! Gentlemen! How much are you paying for your Cable TV right now?” I could now see that he was […]

  • From Zero to Wealthy in Two Years – With AirBnb?
    by Mr. Money Mustache on August 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    By this point you probably know all you ever wanted to know, and more, about Mr. Money Mustache’s long-ago path to early retirement. But my story is only one of an infinite number of possibilities, which means it is valuable to look around at how other people are doing it. Because of that, I’ve been […]

  • Introducing The MMM World Headquarters Building
    by Mr. Money Mustache on August 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Almost exactly six years ago, I wrote a simple post about a pawn shop opening up in my town. It was during the very early days of this blog, and I figured it was an easy way to take some shots at that financially predatory industry. Also, the shop was called Mister Money, which had […]

  • Great News: There’s Another Recession Coming
    by Mr. Money Mustache on June 21, 2017 at 1:54 am

    If you’ve been keeping an eye on the US economy in recent years, you might notice that things are looking pretty darned rosy. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 40 years, wages are rising, and house prices have not only recovered from their fiery crash of 2009 – they have had several years of record […]

  • Houston Attorney Thrives on Doing The Impossible – Daily
    by Mr. Money Mustache on June 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    In this extremely wealthy country of ours, the chief barrier to wealth is often the information, or misinformation that gets stuck inside our own heads. People with the right knowledge can develop the right habits, and these habits lead them to accumulate wealth very quickly. Meanwhile, the majority of people pick up incorrect financial ideas and […]

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