My Journey to Financial Independence and Retiring Early

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Find Out Your Lifetime Earnings

Find Out Your Lifetime Earnings

How much money have you earned in your lifetime? Here’s an easy way to find out! Check out the SSA.gov website! Once you create an account and login you can view your earnings records from every year that you’ve filed taxes. You can also see how […]

How to (Not) Pay Taxes Like Trump

How to (Not) Pay Taxes Like Trump

First and foremost, this is not an endorsement for Donald Trump whatsoever. In case you are unaware, last week the New York Times published some pages from Donald Trump’s 1995 tax filings showing an epic $916 million dollar loss, which could have allowed him to […]

What’s Wrong with your Company’s Retirement Presentation

What’s Wrong with your Company’s Retirement Presentation

Recently we’ve had some retirement sessions with our 401k provider to discuss their services and planning for retirement. A few people have asked my views on it, so this post is about my thoughts on the presentation since I’m better at writing than talking. The […]

Why You Should Start Saving For Retirement Right Now!

Why You Should Start Saving For Retirement Right Now!

Yes, you! Yes, right now! Maybe you don’t think you can afford to save for retirement. Maybe you’re still young and think you have plenty of time before you have to worry about retirement. Maybe you don’t plan on ever retiring. Let me tell you […]

How I Save Almost 40% of My Income Before I Even Get Paid

How I Save Almost 40% of My Income Before I Even Get Paid

The day I was hired full time at my company I inquired about setting up 401k contributions, which I wasn’t eligible for as an intern. Once I secured my role as a Research Associate in 2013, I started contributing 3% of every paycheck to the […]