Have you seen the FIRE Prowess Gauge from the Swan? Have you taken the challenge, faced your demons and calculated your score? No? Well the Continue reading The FIRE Prowess Quiz! – Test Your FIREiness
The Green Swan has created a nice indicator of your progress and commitment to FIRE. Continue reading The Swan’s FIRE Prowess Gauge – My Results
You know what’s a really scary combination? Sharks in a tornado? Nope. Snakes on a plan? Nope. What should really chill your blood is Continue reading Is Stagflation the New Sharknado?
Here's two things that I have been thinking about recently. Continue reading Two financial things for a Friday
Do you know what is driving me crazy at the moment? It’s trying to figure out why common FI thinking is so different to the retirement establishment. By “establishment”, I mean the institutional investment industry and the actuarial profession that advises on all aspect of retirement risk. I’m interested in why this thinking is so different; is one way of thinking better than the other, is one group simply wrong?
So c’mon! Let’s explore whether one group’s thinking needs de-bunking or whether they can coexist, or more interestingly whether they can be synthesized to come up with a better solution entirely. You know you want to join me on this! Continue reading The Challenges of Retirement. Actuaries versus FI Community Smackdown!
It took me years to qualify as an actuary. That’s not as dramatic as it sounds, since it takes everyone years to qualify; the median is around seven years. But I decided that studying actuarial exams whilst starting as a fresh-faced actuarial analyst in a new career was not sufficiently challenging and also chose to combine it with a new family. Continue reading Have Actuaries Abandoned FI?
On your path to financial independence (FI) do you wanna think like an actuary? Wanna learn some of the secret actuarial skills they only teach you at actuary school? Yeah I know, what do actuaries think? Hard stuff I guess. But I’m getting off the point. Continue reading How to Build a Kickass FI Spreadsheet (Part 1)