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5 Lessons From People Who Retired at 40

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people believe that retiring by 40 is something achieved only by lottery winners, celebrities, trust-fund babies and tech tycoons.<p>But there is a growing movement of young retirees who are smashing our conventional beliefs about what …

9 Ways To Make Your 401k Suck Less

I love 401(k)s. I love 401(k)s! I love 401(k)s!! One more time in big font for emphasis:<p>I love 401(k)s!!!<p>I put my money to work in many investment …

How One 30 Year Old Paid Off His $255,000 Mortgage In 3 Years

You may have heard my story. I’m the guy who paid off his mortgage by age 30. CBC News filmed my mortgage burning party and it went viral.<p>While a lot …

I retired at 30. The best part isn't leisure — it's freedom. - Vox

When somebody finds out that I retired 10 years ago at age 30, the first question that comes up is usually, "How?!"<p>This leads to a series of skeptical questions about how anybody could possibly save enough in 10 years of work to live off for the remaining 70, or how I handle raising kids, health …

Retirement

Thursday Rant: Solid Gold $hit

I swallow the golden pill,<br>My poop is incredible,<br>My feces are solid gold,<br>I flush my money down the bowl.<p>From the song, <b>Thrift Shop</b> …

Taco Bell

Thursday Rant: The $260 Lunch Bag; Has Society gone Mad?!?

I took a miserable flight on Southwest recently. I fly all the time on SWA and have never forgotten to check in to the flight exactly 24 hours ahead …

Personal Finance

Wealthy Chinese man buys two gold Apple Watch Editions for dog, prompts bizarre controversy

Wang Sicong, the son of mainland China's richest man, incited a virtual riot Tuesday after posting photos on Weibo of his Siberian Husky wearing not …

$75 million cake sets price record

You've heard of $900 cupcakes and $34,000 puddings. But a birthday cake loaded with diamonds and hand-sculpted fondant just smashed the record for …

Thursday Rant: The Multi-Million Dollar Masturbatory Cake

A nice beach every once in a while is all I needI’m incredibly happy with my life and it’s all because our family has found the right balance. We …

An Interview with the Lawyer who Retired at 33

I accidentally began research for this article about 2.5 years ago, when passing through Chicago on the long drive home from a summer in Canada. …

Personal Finance

How To Get Rich, According to Mark Cuban

<b>In 2008, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban wrote a post on how to get rich.</b>In 2011, this same billionaire re-posted it again as the economy …

The Biology of Good Investing

Investment pundits – ourselves included – write a lot about how checking your portfolio too frequently is hazardous to both your financial and mental …

The Best Investing Advice Has Always Been Too Boring for TV

Even genteel personalities of yore promoted the myth that ordinary investors can get rich if they pick the right stocks.<p>The stock market opened 2016 with a giant thud, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 276 points on the very first trading day. Chinese stocks were down nearly 7 percent. …

Stock Markets

Why You Shouldn’t Sell During A Stock Market Panic (and what you should do instead)

The new year started off scary for many investors. With the Dow Jones Industrial Index recording the worst start to a year in history, you might be …

Wealthy People Don’t Realize Their Income | Save. Spend. Splurge.

Personal Finance

Six Basic Personal Finance Facts People Should Know (but Constantly Get Wrong)

I get a pretty healthy number of questions from readers each week (usually by my personal Facebook page), many of which find their way into the …

The greatest money manager of all-time says he's successful because of this one thing

But Druck made an even more poignant and timely point in that speech a year ago. He singled out specifically what he believes to be the most important factor behind the returns in risk assets, namely the stock market:<p>Interestingly, his further point in this regard was not the popular, "don't fight …

This Is the Smartest Way for Millennials to Build Wealth

Millennials may lack financial knowledge, but automatic investing plans can keep them on track.<p>For a highly educated generation, Millennials show …

How to Crush 100k+ of Student Loans In Less Than 5 Years

In the Spring of 2011, Mitchel Burton was a pretty typical college senior. He was living in downtown Chicago, finishing a degree in computer science, …

How You Should Invest $100, According to Mark Cuban, Dave Ramsey, and 6 Other Rich Guys

Put it in the bank? Hide it under a mattress? Buy lottery tickets? Actual billionaires weigh in on what they would do with the money<p>I have a friend. I’m not going to say his name because he’s a dumbass.<p>He’s a fellow journalist, so suffice is to say he doesn’t make a lot of money. He recently …

Personal Finance

The purported sons of 'El Chapo' flaunt their narco wealth on social media

While the social media accounts of Mexican cartel royalty, Ivan Guzmán, 32, and Alfredo Guzmán, 29, have not been independently verified, several photos consistently appear on both of their Facebook and Twitter accounts.<p>The accounts spew photos of guns, luxury cars, private planes, jungle cats, …

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.63% BRK.B, +0.37% …

Couple’s plan for $60,000 wedding, $1.4M home would start their lives off with unnecessary financial strain

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Retirement

Early Retirement: It's Not As Risky As You Might Think

Like you, I’ve been inspired by the teachings of the Financial Samurai for some time now. I enjoy his constantly bullish take on life, his …

Slicing Through Money's Mysteries

How Index Funds Make Investing Easier and Less Scary

Once I finally paid off my debt and generally got my financial life in order, I was ready to start investing. Everything I read told me to check out …

Warren Buffett's 15-Minute Retirement Plan

It's boring, but solid.<p>If Warren Buffett weren’t the world’s best stock picker, how would he plan for retirement?<p>Luckily for the rest of us, he’s …

Think of Surplus Money as Something to Invest, Not Spend

When you find yourself with a little extra cash, it’s hard to not immediately start thinking of all the stuff you want to buy. You’re better off …

12 Ways To Earn More Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

In a world where we are faced with towering levels of responsibilities, it has become common for adults to take on two or more jobs to earn more …

The 14 Best Financial Radio Shows and Podcasts of 2015 (Vote Now)

Bigger Pockets is a finalist for best radio show or podcast with GOBankingRates Money on the Air 2015.<p>Smart-Passive-Income<p>Smart Passive Income is a …