Coronavirus. A Brief Update on its Impact on my Life

Coronavirus has consumed our lives right now.  There hasn’t been much movement on my personal finances since my last update, so I figured I’d give a brief update on how this pandemic has impacted my life. Work I am thankfully still working.  Several of my … [Read More...]

Investing

Should You Ever Buy Rental Property Sight Unseen?

When you are making a large purchase, such as a home or a car, most experts agree that it would be absurd to do so without looking it over yourself or hiring it done to make sure you are getting what you are paying for. If you are buying a home specifically, … [Read More...]

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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 Financial Update, Feb 2020

February is here and so are thoughts of winter coming to an end.  Here in the Northeast we’re looking at another month and change of winter, then the weather will finally start to break.  As mentioned in my last update I’ve been making a Spring project list of … [Read More]

How to NOT Protect Your Net Worth

You are hopefully living life within your means, paying off or avoiding consumer debt, and building net worth. If you are, then congratulations. You already have a winning strategy in place, and you probably already know what you need to do in order to grow … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update Part 2, JAN 2020

January 2020 is already coming to an end.  I can’t complain too much, as this winter has been mild for the most part.  I haven’t had to plow my driveway yet or shovel much snow.  Heating costs are also keeping low this winter.  So, how are my finances fairing … [Read More]

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]

Personal Update 1, January 2020

Welcome to 2020.  I hope that all of you are achieving all your goals and have mapped out a plan for the year ahead.  Things are starting out well for me.  With the record highs in the markets my portfolio is sitting at near highs as well.  I’ve also seen some … [Read More]

Financial Moves to Make in a Low Interest Rate Environment

As a bit of a follow up to my article on retirement and low interest rates, I’m going to discuss a few smart money moves to make in a low interest rate environment.  We’ll call these short to mid-range time horizon moves since we are playing on rates.  Rates … [Read More]