Monthly archives for November, 2015

Financial Independence & the Ser...

Financial Independence & the Servicemember

Sounds like a modern day fairytale! What does financial independence mean if you’re looking at a military career? Well first, let’s take a look at the meaning of financial independence. If you read personal finance blogs, you will see many people reference the goal of financial independence, often shortened to FI. In a nutshell, the […]

My money philosophy, compressed to an...

My money philosophy, compressed to an index card

I recently read this post about personal finance bloggers giving their best money advice on an index card. So I wrote my own! I present to you my philosophy on money on a single index card:   This is probably against the rules, but here’s a little elaboration… Make it easy– Automate your accounts. Use index funds so […]

What are life cycle funds?

What are life cycle funds?

Have you heard of life cycle funds? Sometimes called target retirement funds or age based funds, they are essentially the “set it and forget it!” of mutual funds. Like other mutual funds, these life cycle funds are comprised of a mix of stocks and bonds of various levels of risk. Typically with mutual funds (or […]