Huge BOO-st to Your Savings Just in Time for Halloween

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Happy Halloween! There are Monsters and Gremlins out to gobble up your treats, Freedom Fighter! Except this fright night will happen 365 days this year if you don’t keep watch. Maybe you’re building your war chest, waiting for the opportunity to deploy massive capital. Or, you’re working your steady-as-she-goes savings plan every month. Maybe you’re just keeping that emergency fund full? Somewhere, you’ve got cash. Now some investors like fat stacks of cash – “cash is king” – and some people do not – “cash is a drag.” But hey – some trick-or-treaters like Snickers and some prefer candy corn. Whichever cash camp you fall into, one thing is true: you want the highest interest paid on your savings. Period. …

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I Confess: The Cost of My Love Affair

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That’s right – I’m in love! I don’t know how I let this happen…it started out so innocently. Please don’t judge me before you read on. I think if you know the full story you will understand. I had no idea that it would last this long…I thought it was just a phase that I would eventually get bored with. But the complete opposite happened. It’s so intense that I don’t think I can ever stop. It just feels so right. It’s been ten years…and it’s no phase. My obsession and infatuation have only grown stronger. At the beginning, it was an infrequent kind of thing. Seriously, months could pass with no interaction. But my love of books kept bringing us …

CHASING FIRE INTERVIEW SERIES

Chasing FIRE Interview #1 – FIRE Starter: Zach

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Today we begin a new interview series. I have always enjoyed reading and listening to interviews to learn how people got to where they are, so as to learn from the successes and failures of others. Each individual’s story and path is unique, and we can certainly gain insights from those generous enough to share their stories. My job as the host is to find interesting people that will inspire and motivate you, as well as myself. I plan to share one high-quality interview per month (maybe even less frequently) and the questions may change over time. I anticipate this to be an iterative process and I would love your feedback in the comments (or via email: dom@genyfinanceguy.com).  First up …

Income Report

September 2018 – Detailed Financial Report #45 – Net Worth $870,156 | Income $35,981

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We have officially put 75% of the year to bed with the close of September. That means there are only three months remaining to tie up loose ends and I’ve been doing just that. I don’t know about you but this time of year fills me with an obsession to finish things. It also means I’m reluctant to start anything new. I just finished my last trip to New York for the year. I’m happy to be grounded for the next three months. We finished moving everything over to our newly created family trust. Essentially, this means we have put every eligible thing we own (retirement accounts cannot be put into a trust) under the name and “ownership” of our trust. …

LateFIRE Chapter 2: Mind the GAP and KISS Me

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Hi again! Welcome to stop #2 on my LateFIRE journey. This is the post wherein are contained steps 1 – 10, optimally prioritized for a meteoric rise to financial independence, achievable – despite starting three decades late – at sound-barrier-busting speed via silver bullets, magical strategic mistake-proof moves of unmitigated brilliance, and pixie dust. Do this and become a gazillionaire just like me, overnight! Easy! So excited to share! Um…yeah…about that… Although I wish it could be different (because I just love a good dose of silver bullets and pixie dust sprinkles), I am just fresh outta magic. Darn it all. Refresher: I looked up one day, dearly beloved, many years into this thing called life [PRINCE: yes always] and …