Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Timeless Articles from the Archives #48

It's been over four years since I started My Wealth Builder. As I think about topics to write , I often remember, "I've written about that before," and decide to find a new topic. However, since many principles of personal finance are timeless, I want to include them in a recent post on My Wealth Builder. Therefore, I have started a series called "Timeless Articles from the Archives" which highlights posts from the same week in 2007-2010.


Estimating How Long One Will Live  - In 2007, the calculator estimated 73  for me.  Only 20 years remaining :-(.

Eight Random Facts About Super Saver  - Here are some non-financial facts about me.

Why Most People Get Returns Less Than The Market  - Loss aversion is my main reason. I need to learn to cut my losses sooner.

Lessons From My Dad - Fair Buyouts - A good clause to build into a partnership agreement.


Avoiding Investing Mistakes I Made In 2002     -  The pain of 08  - 09 is causing me not to do #4. I've sold out of almost all my stock investments.
Emotional Stages During A Bear Market      -   It starts with Denial.


Early Retirement Planning - Our Important Age Milestones   - Mine are 59-1/2, 70, and 70-1/2.   I would add 62 since I am now considering taking Social Security payments at that age. 
Possible Scenario - A Long Bear Market   - Maybe it is still a bear market :-(

Preparing our Child for Job Market Uncertainty - I'm sure my daughter will not work for one employer like I did for my entire career.

Distribution of Expenses by Category - Retirement vs. Working     -  Here's how retirement changed how our annual expense as a proportion of the total budget.

 To me, the content of these posts are still relevant today and worth reading again.

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This is not financial, retirement, parenting, tax, investing, career or saving advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

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