Can A Personal Finance Blog Teach You To Be Rich?

Everybody wants to be rich.  OK, maybe not everybody… but most people!  The process of actually becoming rich however, is another story.  It’s not easy.

I used to believe that anybody could achieve Financial Independence before a traditional retirement age.  If only they applied themselves.  Once reaching the fabled financial status, they could retire early, travel the world, get in shape, or donate their time to worthy causes.  I believed all of this could happen for anybody, just so long as they got exposure to the right information.

Maybe it was naive of me, but I thought anyone could do it.  Now, I’m not so certain.

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Investing Ideas: July 2019

Investing?  Who has time for investing?  Like many families, we’ve been enjoying a very busy summer in the warmer weather.  Investing has been on the back-burner compared to other activities like going to the pool, BBQ’ing, riding bikes to the library, and working on summer projects.

Even with investing on the back-burner however, I still find myself reading 10Q’s and news about all the investments I’m interested in.  Call me crazy, but investing is where my interests are.  Some people like to watch TV, but I read a quarterly earnings reports…

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Worth Millions And Still Not Feeling Wealthy?

Do you feel wealthy?  Almost certainly the booming stock market has people feeling richer than ever, but according to a recent survey by Ameriprise Financial, the vast majority of American millionaires with between $1 and $5 million dollars don’t consider themselves wealthy.  Most of the surveyed millionaires consider themselves as having a “middle-class” lifestyle.  Only 13% of these millionaires consider themselves “wealthy” or “upper-class”…

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