It’s been one hell of a week. You’ve probably been noticing a few small changes around this little blue ball we call the Earth. Lots of people are getting sick. The stock market is going nuts. Schools are canceled in the entire state of Washington, events and public gatherings are now canceled…Read more
February was a pretty wild ride. I started the month with a bad case of the flu, and ended the month with a bad case of a stock slump! What a month!!
Why did stocks slump? Most likely it’s due to the Coronavirus pandemic. People are freaking out.
We live right next door to the hot-bed of the virus infection in the USA too — Kirkland, Washington…Read more
Oh what a difference two weeks makes in the realm of personal finance! As I write this, the DOW is down over 2,000 points from its all-time highs. The stock market is in panic mode as stocks drop day after day.
The day’s newspaper headlines look like they came straight from a horror movie…
“Pandemic fears send stocks crashing”
“Dow Plunges for a second day on virus fears”
“Coronavirus fear sickens stock market”…Read more
When I see personal finance blogs writing about abundance, they’re usually talking about abundance in the context of “There’s a huge abundance of money in the world!! Go out there and start a side hustle to capture some of that abundance!”
Which is completely preposterous when you think about it — money is simply a method of transferring value. Managing the money supply is one of the primary jobs of the Federal Reserve…Read more
Sometimes when inspiration hits for a new blog post, it comes from very strange places. Today’s post was inspired by an odd one — I took a trip to the DMV. Yes, really — the DMV!
Turns out, my drivers license was about to expire. I needed to make a trip to the nearest DMV office to get it renewed. Oh bother! The problem is, I don’t live anywhere near a DMV office. The nearest licensing office is a 30 minute drive away!Read more
I wish I could say, “I like Winter.” But if we’re being totally honest with each other, I really don’t. Not even a little bit.
Our little corner of the Pacific Northwest had 28 days of precipitation in January (out of a possible 31). That’s 28 days of measurable rain and snow under a blanket of dark clouds. Woohoo!!Read more
Normally I don’t wax poetically about my childhood here on this blog. But for today’s post, I’m going to need to drop a little background in order for you to understand. I’m going to share a few choice tidbits from my past life.
While most children in my same era (the 1980’s and 90’s) grew up in the safe suburbs of clean and prosperous cities, I most certainly did not.
Without giving-away certain details that might give-away my secret identity, I can reveal…Read more
“Houston — We have liftoff!”
While 2018 was a rather ho-hum year when it came to stock market returns, 2019 was an entirely different story. 2019 was like being tied by the ankles to a rocket ship, and then getting launched into the atmosphere at 18,000 mph. It was a wild ride…Read more
Happy New Year! It’s been two weeks since I last posted anything on this blog! Wow! Has it been that long already?
As usual around the holiday season, I take a break from blogging to spend time with my family. It’s all about spending time with the wife and kids, and a whole lot less time spent thinking about money and finance! On that front, I think the holidays were a success..Read more