Did you know that roughly 79 percent of Americans are behind or feel that they are behind in their retirement savings? This is an appalling number considering the cost of living and healthcare costs are on the rise in America.
Not for everyone Let me just start this off by saying, this might not be a practical strategy for everyone. You need to figure out what works for you and what your finances can handle. Traditionally, financing debt on a
How do you observe aging? This is really a post about “investing as we age” or better yet, “investing as I age”. I’ve found aging to be a weird thing. PROFOUND Jim. Stop the presses. Wait, are there still “presses”?
A cautionary tale This is a cautionary tale of how “inertia” can really cost you a lot of money. I thought everything was on automatic pilot. I had been funding my Vanguard account for years, and with a few hot
Money and FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early) are the name of the game, right? I was drawn to the FIRE community because I’ve pretty much been living my life this way for quite a while now. Probably since I
My days used to be so much different. I moved to NYC in 1996 for the diversity and pace. That was the dream. Wow how things have changed! It seems like another life ago now. My schedule looked something like
It never gets old I’ve been in between jobs now for 2 years. I’m still working on some back problems, but I’m making progress at a reasonable pace. During the time I’ve been off, we’ve even been able to take
The good old days weren’t always good What is that saying? You’ve gotta know where you’ve come from to get where you’re going? Well I had a little flashback this weekend, when collecting some paperwork for my home equity line
Hidden talents You probably didn’t know this about me, but I’m an AMAZING Air drummer. Yup. You heard that right. Air Drummer. In High School, I had a friend, who has since passed away from testicular cancer, who actually was
Taking off 2 years I left my last full time job at the end of January 2016. So, I’m coming up on the two year anniversary of that. The stock market was getting beat up with a drop in oil