I've been away for a little bit with some travel for work and with life events happening around me. Entering a busy period of travel coming up due to some redesigning of the way we handle our operations at work so I get to beef up the travel points in the near future. I made… Continue reading Portfolio Shifts
I think this is a timely time to address what most people think is their free mystery money at the end of the fiscal year. According to the IRS, the average American receives a tax refund of $2800.00 from the government after their taxes are completed. This is a large chunk of change. To put… Continue reading Money Saving Tip #4 – Save Your Tax Refund
Ah another month in the books and another check in on how I'm progressing this year to funding my freedom from work place politics and being a worker bee in the proverbial company wheel. March was a fantastic month down in Arizona, it's probably one of my favorite months in the desert as the days… Continue reading March Passive Income Pursuit
It's always interesting to me that most financial independence blogs talk about getting ourselves into a state of financial independence. We are always thinking about how we can walk away from the world and get more time for ourselves to pursue our passions, invest in our future, and become the best future version of ourselves.… Continue reading Why your teenager should start a Roth IRA
Hello, my name is Derek and I am a television and movie fanatic, yes I have a problem... I'll be the first to admit, I love having the TV on in the background at home at almost all times. There's something comforting about hearing human voices and things happening around them for me and I… Continue reading Money Saving Tip #3 – Cut your cords
One of the most important things to consider when investing is your ability to tolerate variability in your net worth. If you are in the stock market it is a venerable roller coaster and you have to be prepared for an ever shifting value of your assets. Conversely bonds are steady, but boring, and with… Continue reading What’s Your Risk Tolerance?
WP Carey is a real estate investment trust or REIT for short that specializes in sale-leaseback and net-lease space. The company has been around for over 40 years and became publicly traded starting in 1998. They have a broad array of clients and are diversified over multiple industries which mitigates against market disruptions in any… Continue reading Dividend Raise – WPC
Wait what? A personal finance blogger who is all about retiring early is urging people to buy more stuff? Blasphemy, witchery, shenanigans, and other terrible terms. But wait it actually makes sense. When a person can't purchase more stuff they inherently spend more money than the person who can buy more stuff. How can this… Continue reading Money Saving Tip #2 – Buy More!
You may be wondering why I'm talking about mud runs and obstacle racing on my personal blog about finances. I've been athletic all my life and active every day, and when I say every day I do mean that I do something athletic daily. I'm basically the definition of commitment to fitness and I cringe… Continue reading Why I Spartan!
Everyone hears about the power of compounding as one of the best ways to build wealth, but do we truly understand it? Can you visualize this super secret force that people tell you will eventually work its magic and poof, one day you have bag and bags of money? I truly believe people are visual… Continue reading The Power of Compounding