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Is a 4% Withdrawal Rate Too Conservative?

I don’t believe that one size fits all when it comes to retirement planning.  The standard rule of thumb that is generally accepted across the personal finance community and standard advice from traditional media is that in order to retire, you can assume a 4% safe withdrawal rate. This is …

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Quarter 4 2016 Financial Update

Quarter 4 was an extremely busy quarter for us.  For most of the quarter I was working 75 hours a week.  Right around Thanksgiving I had a week off and then went to a 50 hour per week schedule. Financial Update: Income Our total income for the year came to …

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How Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Will Affect You

It isn’t very often that a President is able to fully realize his or her tax plan, which is usually a good thing.  The Bush tax cuts passed 15 years ago still have a profound affect on most American workers.  If Donald Trump is able to have legislation passed that …