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...]

Investing

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Investing 101: Stay Away From Bankrupt Companies

In some ways, publicly traded companies are not that much different from individuals. They must generate income and a positive cash flow in order to operate just like you and I need a cash flow to survive and pay our bills. Not unlike individuals, a company … [Read More...]

Infographics

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European Economic Crisis – Midweek Infographic

In 2008, financial institutions in the US began to drop like flies. Lehman Brothers - gone, Bear Stearns - gone, Washington Mutual - you guessed it, gone. Four years later, what condition are we now in? The US banking system has regained much of its strength … [Read More...]

Gold Buyers Checklist

Thinking About Investing in Gold? Check this Gold Buyers Checklist First.

If you are thinking about investing in gold, then there are a few things that you need to consider before making your purchase.  I’ve made a gold buyers checklist to cross out before you buy.  Please note that whether or not gold is a good investment, or … [Read More]

impact of the coronavirus

Dealing with the Coronavirus. Personal Reflection APR 2020

April is already more than half over.  It’s still cold here however, as it’s going down into the mid 20’s tonight.  So, Spring has not sprung just yet.  I have managed to cut my grass for the first time, and I cleaned out my mulch beds.  More work to come once … [Read More]

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Coronavirus Credit Card Relief Programs

If you are carrying a balance on credit cards and have suffered a job loss or income reduction due to the Coronavirus pandemic, then you may qualify for some relief.  Multiple credit card issuers have launched programs to assist customers who may have trouble … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update, April 2020

April has arrived and with it some welcome warmer weather.  I gave my lawn tractor a tune up a few days ago in anticipation of the coming mowing season, and I started to clean out some of the mulch beds around the house.  Work on our cabin continues with new … [Read More]

Creating a Budget Calendar

Creating a Budget Calendar

You know for sure what a budget is or have at least heard of one. Having and sticking to a budget is important to maintaining your finances. But what about taking things a step further and creating a financial calendar? A financial calendar can help you … [Read More]

impact of the coronavirus

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 the impact of the coronavirus on my life. Work I am thankfully still working. Several of my … [Read More]