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How To Prepare For A House Fire

In 2013 there were 1.2 million fires in the U.S. which resulted in 3,240 fatalities and over 15,000 injuries.  Virtually all of these deaths could have been prevented.  Overall I think I am fairly safety conscious and I also have a bit of a prepper streak in me. The consequences …

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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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My Comprehensive Early Retirement Plan

I’ve been asked a few times about how I plan to execute my retirement plan and I think now is an appropriate time to reveal all of the geeky details.  Fair warning, the math and the nerd level here is going to be intense! Building A Strong Financial Base 2004 …