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December 22, 2019

In order to make improvements to our financial positions, it's necessary to sometimes take a step back and understand where we should be focusing. This time of year provides a great time to evaluate which areas we want to improve in the coming year. Here's a list of it...

July 23, 2019

The warm weather makes summer the best time to head to a beach destination, pool or other outdoor activity. At 8th Great Wonder we know that our goal is to keep expenses low so we can invest as much of our income as possible, building significant wealth over time. So h...

May 11, 2018

What makes the rich rich and the poor poor? If we took a poll to find the answer, I'm sure the responses would go something like this;

- The rich have jobs with better salaries like doctors and lawyers

- The rich have bigger bank accounts

- The poor never got an inhe...

February 19, 2018

A large part of building wealth is seeing things through a different lens than the world around you. Whether it's income, a material possession, a loan, or something else that exists in your financial life, it's important to see all of those things with a wealth mindse...

February 4, 2018

Are you just starting your career? You've probably spent four years and a lot of money earning a degree that will earn you money over the next 40 years. I hope that the four minutes you spend reading this post (and $0 investment) will give you more bang for your b...

January 28, 2018

People work hard. Very hard. It doesn't matter if someone sweeps floors, cleans toilets or is a brain surgeon. Talk to anyone about their career and you'll learn they all have major challenges, difficult people to deal with and long days. We all work hard and most of u...

January 21, 2018

Let me start by saying that I'm a big fan of passive investing. A significant portion of my financial assets are in index funds and I will continue to use them as a low cost way to generate close to market returns. This post is not meant to convince anyone to invest in...

January 14, 2018

Is your house an investment?

There are differing opinions about whether a house is an actually an investment. Some argue that a house makes you money by increasing in value and building your equity as you payoff principal with each mortgage payment. Others say that hous...

January 7, 2018

You've heard a million times about diversifying your investment portfolio. The idea of not putting all of your eggs in one basket by diversifying across a number of stocks or mutual funds, and then further

diversifying across asset classes by owning things like bon...

December 29, 2017

I wish I had known then what I know now. I remember starting out as a recent college grad and doing everything the ‘experts’ were telling me to do. It went something like this;

Expert Advice

“Save 10% of your income for retirement”

“Your student loans are good debt”

It was...

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