Personal Development

How To Create Something From Nothing

Between a person’s first and last name, the name of their employer, and a little LinkedIn sleuthing, it doesn’t take a genius to come up with an email address for anyone in the world. In theory, that means getting into anyone’s inbox, from the […]

Guaranteed way to get rich
Financial Independence

A Guaranteed Way To Get Rich

Back in my teenage days, the only real way to get some quality information was to shlep over to the library. Yes, we did have internet back then (I’m not THAT old), but it was still nascent, slow, and frankly, there wasn’t much quality […]

Stock Market

A Magic Money Making Machine

If one were to distill the most contentious question in stock market investing, it would boil down to this: “What is a reasonable expectation for stock market returns going forward?” Your take on the question above impacts a multitude of things. First and foremost, […]

Investing

Back In Action

You may have noticed that as of last week, we are back to regularly scheduled, twice-weekly programming here at Banker On Fire. Two weeks in Spain flew by. It wasn’t a relaxing holiday by a stretch – a toddler, an infant, and a stream […]

Stock market fear
Stock Market

How Bad Can A Stock Market Downturn Get?

Not too long ago, one of my readers posed an interesting question in the comments section of this blog. Essentially, it boiled down to this: I am using the stock market for long-term wealth building and my goal would be to FIRE, hopefully, within […]

Personal Development

Not Fade Away

In a break from tradition, today’s post has nothing to do with money, investing or financial independence. Instead, it is about life, and dealing with the curveballs that it will inevitably throw your way. Imagine for a moment that you are young, healthy, have […]

Pensions

Zeroing In On Your Workplace Pension Returns

When it comes to stock market investing, it’s pretty easy to figure out your expected returns. This is especially true if you are young and hold a 100% equity portfolio. Simply take the expected nominal long-term return. Historically, it has been somewhere in the […]

Loving Active Investors
Investing

Falling In Love With Active Investing

In the personal finance community, you will struggle to find a set of people more vehemently disliked than active money managers. Yours truly certainly shares the sentiment. There are exceptions, of course. Star managers who haven’t (yet) fallen from grace. The rare species who […]

Taking Stock
Personal Development

Taking Stock

In any journey, the half-way mark is always an interesting – and symbolic milestone. Even more so this year as we navigate our way through a tumultuous 2020. Not that long ago, we were busy writing up our New Year’s resolutions. Those Australian wildfires […]

A Matter Of Time
Personal Development

A Matter Of Time

One of the biggest obstacles we face on the path to success is the concept of time frames. As a species, humans are just so damn impatient. Genetics plays a big role here. Put simply, delaying gratification was never the utility-maximizing strategy. For thousands […]