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5 Reasons To Take Social Security Early (From ChatGPT)

I asked ChatGPT to give me 5 reasons to take Social Security early. In, literally, 10 seconds, this is what it said. Get used to AI, amigos. It's here and to be honest, it's pretty awesome! Guest Writer - ChatGPT! While the decision of when to take Social Security...

Debunking Charles Schwab

UGH! So here I was, just minding my own business when I get an email from Charles Schwab referring me to their article "4 Retirement Rules of Thumb Explained".Now, be advised, I like Charles Schwab. Most of my portfolio is there. In fact, Charles Schwab, the...

Will This Be You Next Time?

Will This Be You Next Time?"No power since the storm this afternoon.  Generac would be nice about now.. lol.  Tomorrow it will be 90 degrees and another bunch of bad storms coming in possibly Friday and Saturday nights.  Cannot wait. Hoping I don’t...

Creating a Retirement Income Plan: What to Consider and How to Start

By: Ashley Camp Effective planning is critical to ensuring that you have a comfortable retirement. But with so many different components and complex financial elements, creating a retirement income plan can take time and effort. In today’s blog post, we will explore...

Why is it so Hard to Pull the Trigger on Early Retirement?

Guest Post:  - Fear of the unknown?  - Fear that your money will run out?    - Fear of losing the paycheck?   - Fear of not having Healthcare?  - Fear of what others might think or say?  - Fear of losing your career identity?...

Housing Market Indicators 1982

Housing Market 1982 02 Jan 1983, Sun The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/clip/123689006/housing-market-1982/

How Young Americans Can Guarantee Financial Success

At night, after the younger kids go to sleep, my wife and I will sit in bed and watch a TV show of some sorts. It’s a tradition as far back as I can remember.  (We have recently added a third member in ole Pablo The Dog. )   As we were getting set up...

Japan Is The Future

Let’s look at some charts comparing Japan to the U.S. Maybe there is something we can extrapolate to figure out what might be in store for us, here in the Good Ole U.S.of A.  Let’s start with this from TradingEconomics.com about Japan’s GDP growth rate over the...

The “Retirement Crisis” is Manufactured BS to Expand Government

I’ve been hearing about this pending “Retirement Crisis” for as long as I can remember. The above is a headline from 1994.  If you have a subscription to Newspapers.com you can go back even further to watch the “crisis” develop in front of your very own eyes....

Preferred Stocks Vs. Corporate Bonds, Which should you choose?

By Ashley Camp Source: Adobe Free Pictures There are many ways a business can fund its operation. These alternatives include public floating of shares, bank borrowing, franchising, government assistance, corporate bonds, and venture capital. In this article, we’ll...

Vanguard Dividend Growth Vs. Vanguard Wellington Fund Vs. S&P 500

VDIGX vs. VWELX vs. VFINX (Updated Dec. 2022) The news that the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund(VDIGX) re-opened to new investors escaped me until subscribers on my Youtube channel mentioned it. Generally, I’m an index type-of-guy but I do appreciate a well-run,...