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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bond Bubble?

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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So today as I was sorting through the news and trying to find SOME topic that didn’t have the words “Trump” and “shithole” in it and I stumbled across this on CNN. A sell-off in bonds could be “the Armageddon event for this year,” Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst for Think Markets UK, wrote in a report Tuesday. A bond sell-off could be ‘Armageddon’ for the market, CNN. Did you hear that? Armageddon, people! Nothing good is associated with the word “Armageddon.” And as usual when something that alarming is in the news, my inbox starts getting blasted with people […]

Investment Workshop 53: Wrapping It Up

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Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Yeesh, has it been a year already? And Holy Shit, WHAT a year it’s been. A completely topsy-turvy presidential election, repeated attempts (and failures) to kill Obamacare, 3 devastating hurricanes, and that’s just in US news. When we started this Workshop we were sitting on a beach in Cambodia, and now we’re sitting in a coffee shop in the Frozen North. Through it all, we’ve been posting these Investment Workshop articles, and slowly but steadily built up an investment […]

Investment Workshop 52: Let’s Go To Vanguard!

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Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Today we will be initiating out transfer from TD Ameritrade to Vanguard. If you don’t know what the Hell I’m talking about, read here to get the background story of why we have decided to end our endorsement of TD Ameritrade, and read here to understand why we believe Vanguard is the most worthy new home for our investment funds. So the last time we revisited this topic, we wanted to transfer our funds out but we didn’t want […]

Investment Workshop 51: Transfer-Palooza In Progress

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Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Hi everyone! Just wanted to provide an update as to what’s going on. Last week, we decided to transfer our workshop portfolios from TD Ameritrade to Vanguard because of the recent changes they’ve made to their fee schedule. Basically, they removed the low-cost Index ETFs we were using to invest from their commission-free ETF list, meaning that the sweet sweet zero-cost investing we’ve been doing is going away. Note: After an outcry from not just us but EVERYONE, TD […]

Investment Workshop 50: Goodbye TD Ameritrade, Hello Vanguard!

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Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Hi everyone! Wow, we are quickly coming up to the end of our 1-year Investment Workshop experiment. My, how time flies. Today we’ll be doing not just one but two big things: Our last buy of the year AND…completely switching over our brokerage account! Nothing too major. For those who don’t know, we’ve been using TD Ameritrade as our American trading platform because of their fairly extensive list of commission-free ETFs. We liked this setup since it allowed us […]

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