Browsing Archive April, 2012
Questions on the 4% “safe” withdrawal rate
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Questions on the 4% “safe” withdrawal rate

I have over 250 posts on the blog stretching back over the last 18 months, and you readers would only notice a comment on one of the old posts if you happened to subscribe to the "Comments" RSS feed. (It's the orange icon over there on the right, under the "Please leave a comment!" text.) However, WordPress notifies ...

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How much will military veterans leave on the table?
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How much will military veterans leave on the table?

    Once you've started saving and investing for financial independence, you want to know when you're actually financially independent. The answer should be straightforward, but it starts out with a simple number and then piles on the fine print. Here's an example:  "You're financially independent when ...

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Old-school frugal (part 2 of 2)
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Old-school frugal (part 2 of 2)

If you're coming here from a search engine or another link, the first part of this post went up the week before. By far the biggest influence on today's frugal living and financial independence has been Joe Dominguez. Joe worked on Wall Street in the 1960s, back when American industry and finance was riding ...

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Roth TSP: 7 May, but later for military
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Roth TSP: 7 May, but later for military

    You're probably as tired as I am of these blow-by-blow breathless updates on the Roth TSP.  At least the military's Defense Finance and Accounting Service is doing a better job of coordinating their announcements with the federal Thrift Savings Plan. The board of governors of the TSP has announced ...

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Old-school frugal
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Old-school frugal

Frugality is hot again. I'll start this post at the end of the story: during the Great Recession, Americans rediscovered frugality. Only this time, the information had already been archived on the Web and a core of tech-savvy people had dedicated themselves to the lifestyle. Frugality and simple living had never gone ...

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