When I was a kid, I setup a self-funded insurance program of sorts that involved buying blocks of high quality, bue chip stocks, locking them away in tax-advantaged trusts, retirement plans, IRAs, and other structures, and letting compounding do the heavy lifting. The goal was to have a backup to the backup so that no matter what I did, I retired wealthy enough to afford anything I wanted. On the blog, this collection of stocks has been referred to as a the “Kennon Retirement Insurance Portfolio”, or KRIP. This page includes a list of the articles that discuss the KRIP and the way I look at long-term investing, using it as a sort of living didactic exercise in practical investing.