Our friends Billy and Akaisha Kaderli of Retire Early Lifestyle discuss the many ways they can have reminders of home while they travel the world. Read on!
No matter what goes on in the news, Washington or the world, to build a stable tomorrow, we must take control of our own lives. Even with all the current upheaval, here are five things you can do today to empower yourself.
Everyone has heard that if you just give up that latte or pack your lunch daily you can achieve financial independence, or even become a millionaire. And you can, but that's only half of the story---perhaps you can wrap your mind around the following idea more easily.
When I was a stock broker in California - one of the hottest housing markets in the US - real-estate was my competition. “Everyone” was making money in real-estate so why would they invest in the stock market?
Just because you retire, your money doesn’t have to. In the words of Gordon Gecko from the 1987 movie Wall Street, “money never sleeps.” And your money definitely won’t once you leave your job.
“I don’t understand the stock market.” Over the years, I have heard this statement from people of all ages. I’m unclear as to whether it’s an excuse not to invest in equity markets or as a reason. Yet, these same people may have a pension, a 401K, or a life or home insurance policy -- all of which are invested in stocks. And they probably just don't realize that fact.
As many know, I am more than willing to offer financial advice in order to help others to become financially independent. The sooner the better – that’s good for everyone, right?
If you are reading this, you are probably saving up for your retirement, have run countless numbers, and are looking forward to the day when you are financially independent. In our articles, we have mentioned many times that retirement must be based on good money sense, but we have also emphasized that it’s the emotional component of this new lifestyle that can get one’s nose out of joint.
We decided to take Social Security at age 62. We know there are as many ways to consider this decision as there are days in a year. And many experts advise against taking social security “early” so that you get a bigger check at full retirement age. It is hard to argue against that.
At various times in our lives all of us come to a fork in the road - that place where we need to make a decision about where we want to go for our future. Picking a career, choosing a spouse, or determining whether or not to have children are examples of these significant junctures.