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Tag: Investment horizon
Few things occupy the minds of our financial independence/early retirement (FIRE) community as much as safe withdrawal rate (SWR). Much digital ink and sizable amount of print ink has been spilled on this subject over the past few decades, and theories are refined with various adjustments. The consensus view – if I can call it that […]
Some time ago, I wrote an article about the famed 1%, suggesting it all depends on how you measure it and some of you may even be part of it! The 1% means different things in different contexts. Apathy Ends wrote a post titled Can you do 1% better showing how even a small increase in […]
I have made no secret of the fact that I like both index investing and dividend growth investing, and use both to build my passive income and net worth. My series comparing the two can be found here. For international investing, I prefer indexing and ETFs mainly because of inconsistent disclosure norms, accounting standards and investor […]
Today’s post is from Troy Bombardia, who blogs over at markethistory.org. I am a strong believer in learning from successful people, and when it comes to investing, especially from the Oracle that I wrote about. What I like about Troy’s post is that he focuses on the importance of understanding history and the learning’s […]
We spend a lot of effort chasing our number or desired passive income to reach our financially independent or retired early (FIRE) dream. In all the search for ‘how much’, we also need to consider ‘how long’. With some retiring in early 30’s, the impact of this extreme early retirement should be carefully considered. If you are like me in 40’s or even in 50’s, there is at least one advantage we have over our 30’s retired brethren – our retirement planning is not as long. Don’t let that depress you. It’s the life you add to the years, not the years you add to life that matters! As Yoda would say: matter it doesn’t!
Raman Venkatesh is the founder of Ten Factorial Rocks. Raman is a ‘Gen X’ corporate executive in his mid 40’s. In addition to having a Ph.D. in engineering, he has worked in almost all continents of the world. Ten Factorial Rocks (TFR) was created to chronicle his journey towards retirement while sharing his views on the absurdities and pitfalls along the way. The name was taken from the mathematical function 10! (ten factorial) which is equal to 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 3,628,800.