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Your Share of Passive Income

By Keith Schroeder / November 13, 2017 / 15 Comments

The biggest risk most people have when it come to building wealth is putting all their eggs in one basket. Having one full-time job supplying you with 100% of your income means you are either doing well or in a crisis. Wealthy people and large corporations have multiple streams of income and continually work to…

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Camp Accountant

By Keith Schroeder / November 10, 2017 / 15 Comments

Over the last few weeks and months I’ve added secret messages in plain view on this blog. The easiest cipher (I thought) was on the Where Am I page. Over the last few months nobody said a word. When I finally added the easier cipher on the Where Am I page only one person contacted…

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Real Estate versus Index Funds

By Keith Schroeder / November 6, 2017 / 31 Comments

As you work toward financial independence the question pops into your head: Which investment is best to get me there?  Index funds usually, or at least should, top the list. Real estate is not far behind. People wrongly believe real estate is a better investment vehicle than a broad basket of stocks. The first fallacy…

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When Maximizing Gains are a Stupid Idea

By Keith Schroeder / October 25, 2017 / 7 Comments

There are times thinking like an accountant determines how much of your hard-earned money you get to keep and how well your investments perform. Money isn’t the only thing accountants think about either. Time is more important than money by a long shot and plays into the equation every time. This past week my oldest…

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Respite

By Keith Schroeder / October 20, 2017 / 21 Comments

I’m proud of what I’ve done to the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community. Once upon a time Mr. Money Mustache and Early Retirement Extreme dominated the demographic; MMM still does. The shtick of the community focused on the ER part of the equation. FI was a tool to live ER. Guys like Pete at…

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This Is All an Illusion

By Keith Schroeder / October 18, 2017 / 20 Comments

This is all a lie; none of it is real. Everything I told you is an untruth, an illusion to get you to do what I want. And even that is an illusion. For nearly two years now people have followed and watched and read this blog. Nobody, until I pointed it out this moment,…

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How a Broke Farmer Became a Millionaire

By Keith Schroeder / October 13, 2017 / 13 Comments

1978: It was hot and dry the summer of 1978 in northeast Wisconsin and I hated it. My fourteenth birthday was around the corner and I was recently out of the hospital from heart surgery. The doctor said I needed to sit still as I healed over the next six months and my grandmother did…

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7 Questions Rich People Ask Their Accountant

By Keith Schroeder / October 4, 2017 / 53 Comments

A year ago I started tracking the questions clients asked me. Clients were put into three categories: those with income below $50,000; those with income over $400,000; and everyone else in between in the final category. Obsessive-compulsive disorder isn’t the reason for my behavior. I noticed questions frequently were based upon wealth. I needed to…

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