Staying Cool By Getting Flat

It’s summer and the weather is HOT.  The Pacific Northwest has been setting record temperatures for the last couple of days, with highs in the low 90’s Fahrenheit (roughly 32C).

After a long hot commute home from work and school, I can imagine most families don’t feel like firing up a stove or oven to make dinner.  I frequently see my friends and neighbors hopping into their air conditioned lazy-mobile and driving to a nice air conditioned eatery of their choice…

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1000 Days Without A Paycheck

On June 28th of this year, I passed something of a milestone.  I have now lived over 1000 days without a paycheck.  It’s the longest period in my adult life that I’ve gone without a single paycheck from an employer.

Through the application of a frugal lifestyle and careful management of our investments, we’ve been able to live a pretty incredible life during these 1000 days…

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June 2018 Dividend Income And Expenses

There are some months when everything in life just comes together.  Income is high, spending comes in low and everyone has a ton of fun.  Those months you just can’t help but say to yourself, “I’m winning at life!”

Then there are other months when the car breaks, the roof leaks, you lose your job, and the dentist sends you a big-assed bill…

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My New Job After Reaching Financial Independence

One version of my story is very simple — After reaching financial independence and leaving the corporate world, I became “jobless” and “unemployed”.  According to standard definitions, I don’t have a job because I don’t earn money from paid work.

But do I really not have a job?  Being a “jobless bum” is only half my story after all.  There’s also the version of my story where I’m also a multi-millionaire investor that’s retired from regular work…

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Investing Ideas: June 2018

Yes, it’s time once again for a monthly “Investing Ideas” post!  In my continuing quest to find good places to invest excess cash, I’m always searching for interesting stocks, funds, REITs, ETFs, bonds and preferred shares to potentially buy.

Week after week, I’m hunting for good investment ideas.  I end-up passing on a lot of frogs that probably aren’t going to be princes…

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