Work-Free Wealth

Income Investing for Financial Independence and Early Retirement

Category: Investing

Incremental Income with Options

Volatility has returned to the stock market after a long time of unusual calm.  While this may seem scary, it is actually good news if you want to get some incremental income from options.  The risk premiums that you can get as an option seller rise with increasing volatility.  I am not talking about any […]

What to do when the stock market goes crazy

The Dow had the largest point drop in history so far yesterday (Feb 5) but it was far from the largest percentage drop.  Suddenly, the news are filled with doom and gloom predictions.  It makes me wonder if artificial intelligence has taken over news postings depending on the current sentiment.  Will we have a correction […]

Hedging your portfolio – or tough out the next bear market?

With the bull market in its 8th year and stock market valuations stretched by most measures, for people who have been around bear markets (myself included) the fear of a looming market drop is increasing.  I have to admit the prospect of sitting on the sidelines and watching my portfolio balance get cut in half […]

Income Investing in Retirement

The accumulation phase of savings is fun.  There is something very satisfying about seeing your balance grow (obviously this works best in bull markets).  You could be investing your entire paycheck when you are getting close to Financial Independence/Retirement and theoretically you could already be living on your savings.    It can be an almost addictive […]