Can A Personal Finance Blog Teach You To Be Rich?

Everybody wants to be rich.  OK, maybe not everybody… but most people!  The process of actually becoming rich however, is another story.  It’s not easy.

I used to believe that anybody could achieve Financial Independence before a traditional retirement age.  If only they applied themselves.  Once reaching the fabled financial status, they could retire early, travel the world, get in shape, or donate their time to worthy causes.  I believed all of this could happen for anybody, just so long as they got exposure to the right information.

Maybe it was naive of me, but I thought anyone could do it.  Now, I’m not so certain.

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Worth Millions And Still Not Feeling Wealthy?

Do you feel wealthy?  Almost certainly the booming stock market has people feeling richer than ever, but according to a recent survey by Ameriprise Financial, the vast majority of American millionaires with between $1 and $5 million dollars don’t consider themselves wealthy.  Most of the surveyed millionaires consider themselves as having a “middle-class” lifestyle.  Only 13% of these millionaires consider themselves “wealthy” or “upper-class”…

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June 2019 Dividend Income And Expenses

If each moment in life has a season, then June was definitely one of the busy seasons.  The month just flew by!  For starters, Tako Jr. #1 finished kindergarten and I went back to my full-time stay-at-home-dad gig.  I decided to take it easy on blogging this summer, so I could spend a lot more time with Tako Jr. #1.  So far it’s working out great, and I think he’s having a lot of fun…

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The Wonderful World Of Depreciation

Ah, depreciation!  It’s a fascinating money topic that doesn’t get nearly enough attention.  If you happen to find yourself talking about deprecation … say at a dinner party, you’ll quickly find yourself no-longer being invited to those dinner parties.

Depreciation is about as popular of a conversation subject as say … differential calculus.  That is to say, it’s extremely unpopular…

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The Lost Art Of The Siesta

In days long past, a nap (or a short break) after a leisurely lunch was a commonplace occurrence in many parts of the world.  This break was called a ‘siesta’, and was especially common in warm countries — Spain, Italy, Greece, as well as several countries in Latin America.  In hot climates, taking a nap in the afternoon was a great way to escape the hottest hours of the day.

Lately though, the practice of taking a siesta has fallen out of favor. (Or at least it’s in decline)  The modern world and it’s hyper-connected super-productive workplace has made the siesta a thing of the past…

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How Much Does This Blog Make (2019)?

It seems like everybody has a side hustle these days.  Whether it’s a Youtube channel, flipping goods on Ebay, selling hand-made thingamajigs on Etsy — there’s plenty of ways to make a little extra money on the side.  Blogs (like this one) are just one example.

Most people don’t make a ton of money from these side hustles however.  You don’t see Etsy many sellers driving Ferrari’s…

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May 2019 Dividend Income And Expenses

I think May has to be my favorite month of the year to live in the Pacific Northwest.  Everything is green and blooming from previous rain showers, and the weather finally gets warm and dry enough to spend an entire day outside with the family.

Most of the year here is cold, cloudy and wet.  We spend a lot of time indoors playing board games, reading books, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and trying to stay dry….

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