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How to Retire
Some people think of this as a daunting and complex task. Well …
Fail Early Fail Small
The other day I was talking to co-worker about mistakes we've made …
Should You Buy a House Right Now?
I don't envy people who do not own a home at this …
Marriage and Money – Questions to Ask
Marriage and Money are two of the most important things in life! …
How Much Should a Person Have Saved in Their Emergency Fund?
There is the simple answer to this question and the more complex …
The Simple Life is the Cheaper Life
The other day I was admiring a person's awesome dune buggy they …
Survive First then Get Rich
I think there is a mistake many of us get caught up …
Gold, What is it Good For?
So gold… in the investment world this is a touchy subject, there …
Four Steps to Build an Emergency Fund
How to Build a Six Month Emergency Fund… Step 1: THE NUMBER …
What to do with your Tax Refund
So what should you do with that tax refund you might be …
Donate Your Stuff and Save on Your Taxes!
So as you probably know, the IRS through their benevolence (they were …
Why I Invest outside of California
My home state is California. Over the past 10 years or so …
Rent Increase Philosophy – Personal Investments
We own two rental properties. They are nice middle class houses in …
Personal Investments – March 2022 Update
In general this site has been dedicated to broader personal finance, crypto …
Why does a credit score matter when getting a loan?
The purpose of a credit score is to provide a kind of …
What Does 7.5% Inflation Mean For You?!
As you may have heard inflation over the last year was 7.5%… …
Credit Card Points… What’s the deal?
Credit card points and other reward programs are a big thing, people …
Mortgage Points… What Are They?!
I'm going through a refinance right now and was talking to the …
Ease In & Ease Out – How to Trade
If there is something I've learned in my couple decades of investing …
How much car can I afford?
There is a well known financial blogger out there who says you …