How much Time to Spend Actively Investing and Trading

One of my best trades in recent years has been to define a conscious time allocation for investing – specifically deciding how much time I should actively spend on trading and investment decisions. It has always been one of the hardest things for me to balance staying in tune with the markets, while keeping enough…

The Mythical Road to Financial Independence

Financial independence is an enticing concept, that spawned a popular movement with its own jungle of lifestyle possibilities, methods and acronyms. It is based on the perception that the traditional working life as an employee, often characterized by consumerism, ending with retirement at 65 (or thereabouts) is very suboptimal for many people. It also implies that happiness comes…