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Month: October 2018

First Year of Blogging

I've been a lurker in the personal finance space for fifteen years and it was time to start a blog after publishing random thoughts through tens of thousands of comments on message boards. I am also a business nerd and the idea of owning content and seeing people monetize this content peaked my interest.  I have been loaning money to businesses for 15+ years and can pretty quickly evaluate how any company makes money and what drives their success.   Its…

One More Year – It’s more than a spreadsheet

We are officially one quarter into delaying our early retirement.  The original date was June of 2018, but due to financial and non financial reasons this was pushed back for roughly nine months. Financial Thoughts: The compounding effect of each incremental month employed is doing great things to our numbers.  The third quarter was good in the market and we received nice appreciation on our stocks and added more towards our investments.  This along with the mortgage payments caused our…

Suze Orman – Living in the 1% Bubble

Unless you're living under a rock, you've heard about Suze Orman's interview on Afford Anything, unloading about the FIRE community.    She delivered this unloading in an abrasive way likely planned to trigger all of the internet to start writing about her.   Mission accomplished! I can't write as eloquently as the numerous rebuttals posted by Mr Money Mustache, Early Retirement Dude, or Chief Mom Officer.  Instead, I am  going focus on the real-life absurdity that likely drives Suze's belief that…

Q3 Recap and Asset Allocation

The third quarter is in the books for 2018, which is also the completion of the first third of my "work nine more months" plan.   More on how that's going later....but first an update on our asset allocation and investments. There was a lot of tinkering on the portfolio in this quarter and posting these updates are as much about personal discipline to evaluate this as it is to share with the handful of visitors. Related Content: Q2 Investment and Asset…

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