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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Compare Your Adjusted Gross Income to Others by Age and Filing Status [Using 2013 IRS Data]

Note: this post updates earlier articles dated August 15, 2014 and December 3, 2014 which used 2011 and 2012 data published under the IRS Statistics of Income (SOI) program. Since then, the IRS has released its 2013 statistics so the time is ripe to revisit this topic. Everyone compares themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But sizing up […]

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