Author Archives: Mr. 1500 Days

10 Questions with My Money Wizard

This is the 77th edition of our guest post series called 10 Questions. It also will be one of the last. Everything must come to an end and 10 Questions will say ‘”Good bye!” near the end of 2016. If you’ve already … Continue reading

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Why I Sold my Apple Stock (and my Litmus Test)

I owe you a post on my portfolio. It has changed much since I last wrote about it in December of 2015. For now, I’ll tell you about one of the biggest moves I’ve made in the past decade. Disclaimer: … Continue reading

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Ecuador Part 2: My Peeps 4 Keeps

You know you’re reading high journalism when the title of the article resenbles a text from a 13-year-old girl. Stay with me folks, it will all make sense. Or maybe it won’t. I wrote an overview of the Ecuador chautauqua experience … Continue reading

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10 Questions with Ten! Factorial Rocks

This is the 76th edition of our guest post series called 10 Questions. It also will be one of the last. Everything must come to an end and 10 Questions will say ‘”Good bye!” near the end of 2016. If you’ve already … Continue reading

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Performance Update 48/50: 2016, where did you go?

My main goal is to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal earlier this year, but believe that it’s a worthwhile exercise to continue with my … Continue reading

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10 Questions with The Happy Philosopher

This is the 75th edition of our guest post series called 10 Questions. It also will be one of the last. Everything must come to an end and 10 Questions will say ‘”Good bye!” near the end of 2016. If you’ve already … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 7 Misconceptions About the 4 Percent Rule

I think about numbers almost every waking hour. Yes, I’m a nerd. I’ll bet you wouldn’t know it from looking at me. On second thought, maybe you would: Numbers I think about include my weight, the price of various stocks, my … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Tell Us about Your Amazing Goals for 2017!

I have always claimed to hate New Year’s resolutions. Why must we wait until the year turns over to commit to big changes in our lives? However, I must not hate them as much as I like to think because I can’t … Continue reading

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Four Phases of FI

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. –Mark Twain I think a lot about my life. Probably too much… Phase 1: Normal life Dates: 1973 to October 2012 Money: $0 … Continue reading

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Back Soon…

Life has been super busy lately and I’ve also been tired. When I’m exhausted, I lose what little creativity I have. I tried to write something for today, but my heart wasn’t in it. So today, I give you a … Continue reading

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