Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 6: Financial Independence, Retire Early

Several weeks ago, I came across an episode of the Motley Fool Answers podcast that turned my entire financial planning perspective upside down. The episode featured two gents - Jonathan and Brad - who have a blog and podcast of their own, entitled ChooseFI (here, the FI in the title stands for financial independence). Their … Continue reading Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 6: Financial Independence, Retire Early

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Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 5: Index Investing

In our two previous articles, we talked about allocating our monthly savings into a variety of different buckets based on out short, medium and long-term goals. We also discussed the best options for what vehicles we use to save in each of those scenarios. Many of those vehicles allow us to invest our money so … Continue reading Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 5: Index Investing

Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 4: Medium & Short Term Savings

Previously, we talked about a strategy for allocating our long-term savings into various accounts in order to achieve our goals for that section of the time horizon. Today, we are going to address how we should be saving for our medium-term and short-term financial goals. But before we talk about specifics, let's have a brief … Continue reading Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 4: Medium & Short Term Savings

Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 3: Long Term Savings

So far in this series, I've given an introduction to who I am and how I got started, we've talked about setting goals as they relate to our financial future, and we've covered basic budgeting to help us achieve our goals. If you'll recall from a previous article, we went through the process of defining our financial … Continue reading Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 3: Long Term Savings

Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 2: Basic Budgeting

Previously, we talked about setting goals - but more specifically, setting life goals, as they relate to your financial future. The reason that goals are important in the world of personal finance, is because they give you targets to shoot for, and help to guide you on how to structure a budget. When defining these … Continue reading Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 2: Basic Budgeting

Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 0: An Introduction

The topic of personal finance, especially for a younger crowd - i.e. those under 30 - is not typically a topic that garners much interest or excitement, as it can often seem over-complicated, overwhelming, and under-stimulating. But for some strange reason, I've found myself terribly fascinated and drawn to the world of personal finance, probably … Continue reading Personal Finance Under 30 – Part 0: An Introduction