Obamacare madness

I had my first real girlfriend in High School. That relationship lasted about a year and a half and was an emotional roller coaster of love, hate, breakups and makeups. It felt like madness. My relationship with Obamacare has lasted even longer, but it feels like the same love-hate-madness relationship that I had in High School. Let me explain.

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A formula for finding the right career

Sam at Financial Samurai, one of my favorite blogs, wrote a post called How Much Are You Willing To Sacrifice To Change Your Career? This excellent post prodded me to reexamine my own career choice and the mountain-sized impact it had on my net worth. My chosen career is a major reason I was able to FIRE as early as I did. So I’m living proof that if you want to FIRE, picking the right career is important.

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Retirement Savings Emergency!

I have a friend – let’s call her Allison – who’s kind and generous. She provides financial and emotional support to less fortunate friends. She donates money to worthwhile causes. She’s a lawyer whose job it is to help poor people in Family Court. She’s fun, funny and nice to those around her. That’s the good news.

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The shocking Rule of 25

I’ve some distant relatives, Bob and Carol*, both in their fifties. Carol inherited a bunch of antique furniture when her Mom died. But they had a problem. They had no place to put the furniture but wanted to keep it in case their daughter wanted it “someday”. Plus they had other stuff they wanted to keep but no longer fit in their house.

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