Step 5 – Accumulating Wealth

This is everybody’s favorite area because you get a lot of flexibility and freedom to build wealth in a way that makes you happiest. Whether you choose buying/starting a business, buying stocks, purchasing real estate, or flipping houses this is where personal flexibility and ingenuity really allow your personal wealth to begin to grow. While … Continue reading

Insurance – Step 4

In the world of necessary evils I can think of nothing more annoying than having to always request no mayo whenever you’re in Canada. However, in the realm of money related necessary annoyances none is more necessary or annoying then insurance. Insurance is necessary due to the fact that accidents do indeed happen to the … Continue reading

Financial Security Step 3 – Cash Reserve

The Foundation for Wealth There is no exception to this rule: The very foundation of financial security lies in having an adequate cash reserve. The very foundation of financial security lies in having an adequate cash reserve. The very foundation of financial security lies in having an adequate cash reserve. When your debt is paid … Continue reading

Is Janus Capital a buy?

I will step back from the overall philosophy of long term sustainable wealth to make a quick blurb about Janus (JNS) as I have made a couple of 10%+ swing trades of Janus in the past couple months. While I have bought Janus every time it’s dropped below $10.75 this year and sold it above … Continue reading

To Debt, or Not to Debt? Step 2

Of all the tom-foolery I’ve heard in my life, none is more cringe inducing then the phrase “good debt.” Good debt is as oxy-moronic a term as hot-cold or wet-dry. Debt is not an instrument for the sophisticated, not a great way to leverage your way up in the world, and certainly not a way … Continue reading

A Guide to Living Richly

This blog will focus on using your financial means to live richly. Notice that this isn’t focused on being the richest man in town, or retiring at 25. I believe that you should be focused on living your life in the manner that will grant you the most happiness, and that your financial security should … Continue reading

Income & Outgo – Financial Planning Foundations – Step 1

In my experience the foundation of helping people understand complex financial issues is really to dumb them down to the very most simple of concepts and slowly building on them till they are the proper mix of practical and understandable. So with the issue of simplicity in mind let’s focus on the only two factors … Continue reading