Personal Financial Update, September 2020

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a personal update. I do have some big financial news to report. We’ll get to that in a bit. It’s hard to believe that summer is over. Today is actually the first day of fall. The nights are getting chilly, and the leaves on the trees are […]

Should you Tip at Sonic?

  Some of you have probably seen the humorous Sonic commercials on TV and wonder, where are all the Sonics? Well, interestingly enough you should just Google this and you’ll see they are all across the country! Once you’ve got your GPS prepared to dig into one of their savory burgers and thick chocolate shakes, the next […]

Random July Thoughts

Some random July thoughts to close out the month. It’s hard to believe that I am staring at August. This summer and this year are flying by. Despite that, I have managed to accomplish a lot so far this year. The Cabin Looking back at the work we have done on our cabin definitely gives […]

Personal Financial Update, July 2020

It’s time for another personal financial update, July 2020. It’s the middle of July, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. No fireworks, or street fairs, or concerts this year. The virus has definitely changed our world. I’m looking forward to the day that this is all behind us and things are normal again. But, […]

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 am thankful to still be employed […]

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 since my last personal reflection a couple […]

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 infecting millions of people, and […]

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 person has access to and can invest in. […]

Mortgage Refinance Checklist

Refinancing your mortgage is an excellent way to save money and shorten the term of your loan. But you need to do your research to see if a refinance is right for you. Interest rates are at historic lows, but a low rate alone is not a reason to refinance. Here is a mortgage refinance […]

COVID Wedding Cancelations: Can You Get a Refund?

The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives. Many of us are now furloughed from our jobs, we’re responsible for teaching our kids at home, and we’re required to put on healthcare battle armor every time we venture outdoors. The flu vaccine’s effectiveness ranges between 60% and 90%, but there is […]