Author Archives: FI Warrior

Taxes, Avoid Them If You Can

Old joke:  Two tax advisers meet for drinks after work. The first one says, “What’s the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?” The second one answers, “Ten years in jail.” But seriously, you work very hard for your money … Continue reading

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401k vs. Roth 401k

One of the most important decisions you need to make is whether to put your retirement money into a Roth or a Traditional 401k.  The decision is a personal one depending on your view on taxes.  On the traditional 401k, you … Continue reading

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Hope, Freedom, and Dreams

I hope everyone learns how to get better with managing their finances. I hope everyone achieves Financial Independence as early as possible. I hope everyone gets wealthy. I hope everyone’s fears begin to diminish.  Fear of losing a job, fear … Continue reading

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I Got A 5.7% Raise Last Week

The main purpose of this post is to show you what a dividend increase looks like using a real wold example.  The numbers for my position in Coca-Cola are not mind blowing, but can be if the number of shares … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Rate Return

Rate of return is the most important item to get really wealthy.  There is so much focus on budgeting and spending less than you make in the personal finance industry.  You do have to live on less than you make … Continue reading

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Don’t kill the hen that lays the golden eggs

A lot of us have heard this story since we were kids and here is a refresher. A man had a hen that laid a golden egg for him each and every day. The man was not satisfied with this … Continue reading

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Any Monkey Can Beat The Market

I am linking to a couple articles for you to read.  The articles will show you how poorly the financial industry/experts are at beating the market.  I wish these types of article/stories made the major news cycle every year.  With a … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself

Today I am going to talk about the tool I mentioned last week in my January Portfolio update.  I use it so I don’t lose too much money.  The tool is the “Trailing Stop Sell” order.  I have Trailing stop sell orders … Continue reading

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Dividend Income Update – February 2017

Before we get too far along in the year, I wanted to establish as starting point for my dividend income.  As the year(s) go by,  I can provide updates and explain why it is increasing. There are three reasons dividend income … Continue reading

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What is this?

“What is this?” is exactly what I thought when I saw ABBV sitting as one of the top 3 CAGR’s when I was doing an analysis of the Dividend Aristocrats with my Crush the Market Tool.  ABBV had a 19% CAGR … Continue reading

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It’s another fun tool that visualizes what happens to a $1,000 if invested over the 10 year time frame. StockWatch was created by the same guy who created StockChocker.  As time and the animation progresses, fun facts are added underneath. … Continue reading

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Have a Coke and a Smile…….

I bought some Coca-Cola (KO) stock on Tuesday.  I had a buy stop limit order on it so if it kept going down, I could buy cheaper and if it went up 2% my order would trigger.  It triggered. Why … Continue reading

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