personal reflection

Personal Reflection 2, June 2020

Today is the last day of June. This personal reflection closes out the month and looks forward to July. Things have slowly been reopening, but we have a long way to go before things will be normal again. Work is busy and even benefiting from the pandemic, so I … [Read More...]

Investing

Investing in Wine 2020

  Investing in wine can be very lucrative, often yielding double digit returns.  This easy beat most other forms of investments and can be a profitable investment alternative.  A word of caution; investing in wine has a high barrier to entry, as most … [Read More...]

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Gordon Gekko

Choosing The Right Kind Of Broker

The brokerage industry has changed greatly over the last decade. It is now possible to buy and sell practically any security online, yet people still insist on paying hundreds of dollars for a broker to do it for them. I'm not saying that managing your own … [Read More...]

personal reflection

Personal Reflection 2, June 2020

Today is the last day of June. This personal reflection closes out the month and looks forward to July. Things have slowly been reopening, but we have a long way to go before things will be normal again. Work is busy and even benefiting from the pandemic, so I … [Read More]

Credit Card Reward Stacking

Credit card reward stacking is a concept to stack multiple offers to receive the most savings possible on your purchases. Using your credit card to earn things like cash back, airline miles, or hotel credit can be a smart financial strategy. But there is a way … [Read More]

Corn hole board project during lockdown

Personal Reflection for June 2020

It’s hard to believe that it is already the middle of June. This personal reflection for June 2020 is going to be some random thoughts and events that have been going on in my life. I’ll save a financial update for another time, since not much has changed … [Read More]

sometimes it's better to keep money out of the bank

What is a Negative Interest Rate?

What is a negative interest rate and how do they work? A negative interest rate is an unusual and extraordinary monetary policy whereby a central bank or private banks charge a negative rate. The result is that you will be charged a fee to hold money in the … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update June 2020

Personal Financial Update June 2020

June has arrived and with it my personal financial update, June 2020. Our pool is open, the garden is planted, and we were able to do our first kayak trip of the season on the river near our cabin. The world is still in turmoil, as the coronavirus is still … [Read More]

Assets that Increase Your Net Worth

  Buying assets that increase your net worth is a key strategy to building wealth. There are nearly endless assets that you can buy that will help you increase your net worth. I’ll narrow it down to a few of the more common ones that the average … [Read More]