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Best PF Articles of the Week

I probably read more than 25 articles this week. Some were sub-par, others were okay, and then there were four that actually taught me something (and I actually had a good time reading them). Take a look at these awesome posts and be sure to let me know which one was your favorite!

The Health Benefits of Early Retirement are Priceless

by Financial Samuari – I have toyed with the idea of early retirement, and now that my net worth is beginning to skyrocket (and since I still have 35 years until a traditional retirement at 65), I’m starting to consider it even more frequently. Not only are there freedom benefits, but there are health benefits too?? Sign me up!

20150621 - 5 signs it's time to leave your job Frugal Rules5 Signs It’s Time To Leave Your Job

by Frugal Rules – While I am actually very content with my job, I know plenty of people that really can’t stand going to work each day. If you exhibit these five signs, then perhaps it’s time for you to think a little more deeply about what you should be doing with your life. If you can’t see yourself in your job long-term, then perhaps it’s time to make an exit.

13 Tips to Save Up To $1,000 in 30 Days or Less

by Business Insider – It can absolutely happen for almost everybody. They might not believe it since they often have no money left at the end of each month, but all you really have to do is sell a few things that you never use and stop going out to eat every weekend. It really isn’t that complicated, folks. But, if you want to read 11 more ways to save up that $1,000, then have a look at this article.

Does It Cost $250,000 to Raise a Child?

by Retire by 40 – Almost every article out there quotes this $250k number like it’s the Bible of consumer reports. Supposedly, $250k is the average, but this report counts a third of your house value and some crazy high numbers for daycare – it’s just not an accurate count for the majority of people that raise their child in their original starter home. If you want to go the super cheap route, I’ve calculated that you can raise a kid for less than $70,000. It’s still a lot, but not nearly as much as the experts claim it is.

Which post did you like the most? Why?



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.

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