College is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of most parents (and would-be parents). Not only do parents have to deal with their precious children going out into the real world (filled with all that scary stuff that’s on the news), but they also have to deal with the extraordinary costs of college….Read more
Have you ever wondered where this whole idea of a “vacation” or “holiday” came from?
Just as we have the aristocracy to thank for our lawns, it turns-out we also have to blame those rich hoity-toity types for our modern “vacation” culture…Read more
It’s times like these that the markets make me nervous. This week, the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq reached new all-time highs. It’s safe to say that most investors in today’s markets are “eager participants”. Shares have now been bid up to a point where earnings yields are minimal.
This is not when I want to be investing…Read more
Let me be the first person to admit I hate the Green Demon. I really hate that bastard. He requires me to keep him fed, watered, trimmed, and medicated at my own personal expense. What do I get in return? Other than a little greenery… absolutely nothing.
Did I ask to have him around? Nope! He had already infested my home before I purchased it.Read more
Keys. Keys unlock doors and open gates. Keys give you access to different places in the world, from which you might otherwise be locked. Without those keys, there’s little hope of ever reaching those parts of the world.
Investing is kind of like a locked doorway… Behind some of those locked pathways are the roads to wealth and financial independence. Unlock the right doors and you can become an incredibly wealthy person…Read more
Today, I want to share a story about investing. It’s a fictional story, but it teaches a few good lessons about investing for the long term.
The story goes like this — In this world, there are two people, the Hunter and Farmer. Both inhabit the same corner of the world peacefully…Read more
One of the more common criticisms I hear about Financial Independence is, “It’s not for everybody” and “Some people like to work”.
In a world dominated by the average Joe (or Jane) working a 9-to-5 job, the prospect of living a financially free life sounds like some kind of crazy fantasy world. They ask questions like, “What would I do with all that extra time? Don’t you get bored?”Read more
In my opinion, summer is the best of the four seasons. Some people might love winter for its snow, spring for its flowers, or fall for the beautiful colors, but I absolutely love summer!
Food prices are cheap, and produce is fresh. Temperatures are great for grilling, and spending time outdoors without wearing multiple layers of protective clothing is suddenly a very real possibility…Read more