Why I’m Not Passing On A Financial Plan To The Next Generation

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the financial lessons that I’m going to hand down to my kids.  They’re finally getting old enough to where they understand how to count and use money.  They’ve also reached the age where they’re constantly asking me to buy stuff. 

For example, I recently had this charming conversation…

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July 2018 Travels, Dividend Income, And Expenses

Hi folks!  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here, but I haven’t abandoned the blog!  We’ve simply been on vacation for the past week and completely without internet access! 

Normally I like to travel to locations with internet access, but I’ve been completely unable to post anything for the past week. It was a real “unplugged” family vacation…

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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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