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I Don’t Understand the Stock Market

“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.

2018-11-18T03:06:21+00:00By |Categories: Retire Early Lifestyle|

Having Flexibility In Your Retirement: An Asset Worth Investing In

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.

My German Diary: Things We Leave Behind

So, here I am. Sunday, September 6, 2009. Still counting down; no, counting days now. I am looking forward to the day I shall fly out of Germany. No. I think the day I shall fly out of Germany is looking (staring is the right word, I think) at me. And it feels bad, you know.

2018-06-03T02:16:08+00:00By |Categories: Europe|Tags: |

Could You Become Car-Free?

It wasn't a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States when we are traveling overseas for months or years at a time.