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Quit Like a Millionaire is Available for Pre-Order!

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FIRECracker is a world-travelling early retiree. She used to live in one of the most expensive cities in Canada, but instead of drowning in debt, she rejected home ownership. What resulted was a 7-figure portfolio, which has allowed her and her husband to retire at 31 and travel the world. Their story has been featured on CBC, the Huffington Post, CNBC, BNN, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance. To date, it is the most shared story in CBC history and their viral video on CBC's On the Money has garnered 4.5 Million views.
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After almost 2 years in the writing trenches, we are beyond excited to announce that our book, Quit Like a Millionaire is ready for pre-orders! If you’re ready to get a copy and want the freebies that come with it, click here. Otherwise, read on.   Buy from Amazon   It’s being published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and will be coming to a bookstore near you on July 9, 2019! (As of right now, if you pre-order from Amazon and you’ll get a 31% discount!) Now, I know I don’t get emotional often on this blog […]

The US China Trade War

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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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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that the US and China have been getting…a little testy with each other. Dow Dives as Markets React to Trade War with China –CNN, May 13, 2019 Boston Fed President: Tarriffs Have The Potential To Slow Down Economy –CNN Business, May 22, 2019 Dow in Freefall as Terrifying 15 Year US China Trade War Looms Large –CCN, May 23, 2019 Yikes. OK so what’s going on here? Why are the US and China in a trade war? What does it mean for our investments? And what changes (if any) […]

FUD, FOMO and Bitcoin

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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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After last week’s rather amusing debate about crypto-currencies, I thought it’d be interesting to keep the conversation going by examining two rather interesting reactions that came out of that in the comments: FUD and FOMO. What are FUD and FOMO? FUD stands for Fear, Uncertainity, and Doubt. I first heard this term from salespeople in the high tech sector, who used the strategy of spreading rumours about rival companies (“I heard their chips catch fire all the time”) in order to make their companies’ products look better by comparison, but it also applies in the investment world too. Basically, when […]

Why I won’t Touch Cryptocurrencies and Neither Should You

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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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On Friday’s reader case, our intrepid reader Condos&Crypto said that stumbling across our site prevented her from taking the proceeds of her house sale and dumping it all into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In the past, I’ve always recommended against having significant exposure to crypto, but that wasn’t because I had strong feelings one way or another, it was because I didn’t understand cryptocurrencies all that well. So over the past year, I’ve been following the whole cryptocurrency space and learning more about this thing, and what I’ve learned has horrified me to the point that I won’t touch crypto at […]

Ultrashort Bond ETFs

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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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Today I’m going to talk a bit about an asset class I recently started using, which are Ultrashort Bond ETFs. The name makes them sound like something that invests in companies that produce extreme board shorts or something, but it’s actually far more mundane. What are Ultrashorts? Remember that there are two basic asset classes in an investment portfolio: Equity and Fixed Income. Equity generally invests in companies, while fixed income generally invests in bonds. I know there are more esoteric things like Preferred Shares (which we write about here), but let’s keep things simple for this example. When picking […]

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