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Financial Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

Financial Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

Let’s look at over ten common financial mistakes individuals make that wreck them on rocky shores immediately or after years of neglect. Failure to insure life, health, and property.  Keep in mind one can insure a stock or even a stock index with an option called a “long put.” Failure to have an injury/ailment/illness treated in a timely fashion. Concentrating too much on too few (highly) speculative stocks or funds. Over-diversifying waters down your returns. People “diversify” into securities they…

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Common Sense and Objectivism: Power Through Obstacles

Common Sense and Objectivism: Power Through Obstacles

What do you tell yourself before you face a day or a year of battling the agents of dystopia and apathy? These excerpts are a good starting point. Excerpt from Common Sense, written in 1776 by Thomas Paine I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon … if I can. I seek opportunity … not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, Humbled and dulled by having the State…

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Top Memes of 2019

Top Memes of 2019

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How to Become Semi-FI Rapidly

How to Become Semi-FI Rapidly

This post is mostly for the 70% of the U.S. population that lives paycheck to paycheck. You need a much better financial cushion than a cardboard box. You need to make sure your “friend” isn’t making up stories about you to screw with you, because you dare talk goals and values. (See OTM) Let me tell you about those tattle-tales. They’re as entitled as all get out. Let’s get down to business. Work OT and/or earn commissions. I would contribute…

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Finance and FIRE From Around the Web 2-27-19

Finance and FIRE From Around the Web 2-27-19

Class warfare still does the little guy no good. Putting the government in charge of education worsened the problem. Few teachers will teach the truth about economics, personal finance, and history. If these subjects were taught, teachers of lesser disciplines would drown them out. In 2006, I made my site for the industrious “little guy” to retire with dignity or to be FI and (self) employed. Well, there’s still many public school grad derelicts who can’t differentiate between Wall Street…

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Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism Part 3

Anti-Fragility and Machiavellianism Part 3

What are a few things that make a business or a country strong?  What separates a Zimbabwe, or a South Africa from a United States or a Chile or a Switzerland? The rule of law tops my list.  The U.S. has a Constitution and a Bill of Rights.  When The Constitution is thrown out, the U.S. will turn into a dystopia, just like the America described in Atlas Shrugged.  There are very rich and very poor people operating in the…

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20 Personalities to Follow on Twitter

20 Personalities to Follow on Twitter

I looked through my Twitter feed earlier and drilled down my top 20 Twitterers.  I excluded all the hall monitors, as they get all the attention anyway.   If you want a very short intro to “the scene” on Twitter, start here. @TellYourSonThis  – Illimitable Man tweets about Machiavellianism, game, logic, books and health. @esotericexposal  – Choice Christian commentary on the occult forces at work in theworld. @DamianProsa  – This young Greek businessman is fairly similar to TellYourSon. @WallStreetPlayboys  –…

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Money Monday – Leykis Shares How and Why To Save Cash

Money Monday – Leykis Shares How and Why To Save Cash

This is definitely a change from the female beauties who usually appear here. There is a lot of info on saving $ at this blog. Click the minimalism & LBYM category to your right.

Sublimation – Ever Heard of William Reich?

Sublimation – Ever Heard of William Reich?

Reich was a student of Sigmund Freud who lost his mind and died in prison for mail fraud. (Reich sold a device that was based on one of his theories.) When Reich was younger, before he went insane, he had theories about sex. One notable theory was the sublimation of sex. Sublimation is where the desire for sex is build up and then denied, and hence the desire converted to energy. Reich used the theory of sublimation to explain the…

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FI Dreaming? – Revive Your Faith – Not The Stockholm Syndrome

FI Dreaming? – Revive Your Faith – Not The Stockholm Syndrome

Don’t try to foster or revive the Stockholm Syndrome in yourself. Getting a financial education may be tough. You’ll alienate Kool-Aid drinkers and irritate phony friends. Wealth confiscation and economic warfare against nationalists, the patriarchy, Libertarians and productive people won’t help you financially (at least not after the victory party’s). No guru at this time is to blame for their readers to be predisposed to willful ignorance and learned helplessness. I would learn from finance and economics textbooks (and videos)…

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