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Compare Your Home’s Square Footage to Nationwide Surveys of Owners and Renters

Why should you care about your home’s square footage? Because inevitably, bigger living spaces trigger bigger spending. We all know that buyers of big homes suffer through higher down payments, broker commissions, and closing costs. But that’s just the start of their pain. After the deed to a mega-home is signed, the high costs continue as […]

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How to Sleep Soundly While Stock Markets Crash: the Wasting Asset Retirement Model

Retirement advisors must hate me. They call regularly, but they’re never hired. Why not? Ever since I retired in 2008, I’ve been executing my own plan for the future. I don’t need to hire experts because my approach is so simple, so boring, and so reliable that I can handle everything myself. Best of all, my retirement plan is […]

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Ten Amazing Tax Breaks that Await Your Early Retirement [2015 Edition]

If you’re on a path to retire early, it makes sense to acquaint yourself with some wondrous tax savings. When you’re approaching retirement, these savings deliver motivation to stay the course (there’s a pot of gold at the rainbow’s end). When you’re already retired, these savings point to lucrative tax strategies (there’s a pot of gold sitting on the doorstep). Because this […]

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The Worthometer has been Updated to Include 2013 PSID Data!

Breaking news: this site’s popular Worthometer has been updated to replace older data from the 2011 Panel Study of Income Dynamics (2011 PSID) with the newer results from the 2013 survey. As you may know, the Worthometer is the web’s only net worth percentile gauge that incorporates, reconciles, interpolates, and averages all three major surveys of household […]

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