Compound Your Human Capital To Financial Independence

Like many personal finance enthusiasts, I’ve been working hard toward the goal of financial independence and an early retirement.  That said, I’ve tried to balance out this goal with enjoying the process along the way. One can spend countless hours and an enormous amount of life energy trying to optimize investments in an, all-to-often futile, attempt to ‘build a better mousetrap’.  The thing with trying to ‘beat the market’ and

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ETF Facts and Misconceptions

ETFs have received a lot of attention in recent years particularly given the irrational market environment we’ve come through and the impact that has had on the results of active money managers. For example, over the past few years studies have shown that only a small number of actively managed funds beat their respective indexes which has proliferated the interest in ETFs, most of which use a passive index-tracking strategy.

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A Case For Income From Stocks

I have regularly touted that income in the form of increasing stock dividends, from companies with a track record of increasing their dividends, is a great way to build inflation protected passive income. Investing For Yourself A new article from Morningstar Columnist, Josh Peters CFA, indicates the same sentiment. In the article he makes a strong case for those of us who are engaged in the Dividend Investing strategy to

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The Most Boring Investment Ever

Time and time again I hear the same thing from friends and family about investing the way that I do. Most of them ask me why I invest in “boring” dividend paying stocks when all of the money to be made is in the high growth stocks. To be completely honest, they are right…sort of. Some people do find the less volatile dividend paying stocks boring, I find them exhilarating!

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