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Guinea Pig – Update #4

Welcome to the six-month update for the Guinea Pig (GP) experiment. The GP experiment allows us to watch the entire journey of someone going from $0 net worth to financial independence, using real-time market returns. To check out past articles in the series, visit the Archives page and scroll to the Guinea Pig section. So, we’re halfway through the first…

Roth IRA Horse Race

I have a strategy the guarantees you’ll make a fortune betting on horse races. It’s very simple, actually. The idea is you bet a certain amount of money (x) on the horse that is favored to win. If the horse wins, great! You walk away with x and you can go home happy. If the horse loses, however, you have…

Brand New Lab Coat

I’m very excited to introduce a completely redesigned Mad Fientist! I spent the last couple of weeks hacking CSS and HTML and I have to say, I’m actually very pleased with the results. Mobile In addition to being faster, better looking, and easier to read, the site is now responsive as well so that means it will look good on…