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At just 27 years old, the blogger behind the Money Wizard — who goes by the pen name Sean online — has banked more than $181,000. "Probably what's most driving me [to retire early] — I just want freedom," he told Business Insider. Ultimately, Sean's philosophy for building wealth is based on calculating the value of his time, in dollars.
Warren Buffett's top lieutenant, Charlie Munger , told a small group of investors that the simple strategy of buying only service company stocks made former Vice President Al Gore very wealthy. "Al Gore has come into you fellas business. Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson in one of his email newsletters pointed to the YouTube videos of Munger's informal question-and-answer session held after the Journal meeting, and other investors have confirmed the subject matter of the talk.
(A Sears store seen in 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Sears Holdings is closing 20 more stores in the US, in addition to the 245 closings that had already been announced this year. The company announced the latest closures to