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  1. Good one.
    There is a similar quote by Frank Zappa I keep trying to memorize:
    Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best

    1. Let’s not forget:

      “Yes indeed, here we are!
      At Saint Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast,
      Where I stole the mar-juh-reen.
      An’ widdled on the Bingo Cards in lieu of the latrine.”

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for being so open about your process and lessons learned.

    Can you talk a bit about healthcare and what you do for insurance, if anything? Or if you have already touched on this, can you send me the article on it?

  3. Hey there Dude, I just found your blog note on not supporting Personal Capital for their financial services. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment. The tracker is amazing and I have found it incredibly beneficial to know my net worth at any given moment across multiple accounts. I think staying close to your money is what has increased my net worth. I was so grateful for this tracker that I gave them 100k to see if their Financial services could build wrath for me better then what I was doing myself.

    I found that under the same risk assessment I was out performing PC in a bull market. They said “oh we have you more diversified for when the market goes down you will be better off”. So I looked at this 100k as my “conservative” account. When the market dropped I still out performed them. In further analysis I found that they put me in many positions that pay a dividend (that’s a good thing), but my dividend gains were being absorbed by their fees. I gave them 2 years to prove their so called experts would be better then me, just a dumb girl.

    I dumped them and am managing all my own money. I make dumb mistakes, but I also am beating the market. Managing my own money feels empowering.

    I like your message and so I am following you. You are encouraging and refreshing, thank you.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I never bought into that whole thing of “capturing most of the upside while shielding you from the downside” thing always made me scratch my head. That’s what a bond allocation is for.

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