Ooooh, I've never written a title all in caps before! You know it's gonna get real.Nothing in the financial independence community drives me crazier than the endless debate over the 4% Rule. Brace yourselves.My Most Vulnerable Money MomentFirst, I'll tell you about my most vulnerable moment. It may be surprisingly similar to yours. Let's take a trip down memory … [Read more...] about RANT: STOP FOCUSING ON THE 4% RULE!!!
So I used to write a Rant series on this blog where I'd talk about things that annoy me. Example. In an effort to be more positive, I cut it out. However, sometimes I just can't help myself. I came across two ridiculous numbers recently...Everyday Nonsense*: $550 ClothespinHave you ever had any of the following thoughts?:Today is your lucky day! I bring you the … [Read more...] about Tuesday Rant: Two Numbers
It's been a while since I tossed a rant your way. The weather is warm and the drinks are cold. Life has been good. Rants are largely a product of foul moods, so I just haven't been feeling it.However, the other day, I noticed a ridiculous story on a financial "news" website. It went something like this: Why the Markets May Double before 2020! That got me thinking about … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: I’m A Quadrillionaire! (And Other Crap)
It's been a long time since I ranted at y'all! I suppose it's because financial independence has resulted in a kinder, gentler and better adjusted version of myself.Who am I kidding? I still have plenty of vitriol! Brace yourselves! Observation #1: I was out shoveling snow a couple weeks ago when a neighbor stopped by. He must have felt bad for me because he said I could use … [Read more...] about Rant: Maximal Comfort Equals Minimal Living
I've been happier lately, so I've laid off the ranting. This doesn't mean that I can't still get angry every once in a while... How often do you hear nonsense disguised as wisdom that makes you want to run for the exit? Maybe on Thanksgiving, your Uncle Larry has three drinks too many and starts unloading his worldly "wisdom" on the family.Been there, seen it.Or … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: 6 Phrases that will Doom Your Finances