Personal Reflections FEB 2020

There hasn’t been much of a change in my debt since my last update.  So, as February draws to a close I thought I would take a break from the normal debt and asset updates and post up a few random thoughts and let you know what I’ve been up to this … [Read More...]

Investing

warren buffett

Make Better Investments Using Corporate Finance

To be a successful investor, you have to know what your stock positions are worth. I'm not referring to simple metrics like the current stock price or market capitalization.  I'm talking about the actual value of a firm using concepts and fundamentals found in … [Read More...]

Infographics

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...]

jar of coins

Personal Financial Update, December 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already and that there is less than a month left of 2019.  The year went by fast, but a lot was accomplished during that seemingly short time span.  Christmas shopping has begun, and it’s being cash flowed as planned.  … [Read More]

Should Personal Finance be Taught in School?

Should basic personal financial literacy and skills be taught in school?  It’s an interesting idea and one that I happen to support.  There is a growing movement to implement such classes in school.  A quick Google search will pull up commentary from financial … [Read More]

Vacationing on a Budget

We recently returned from a 10-day trip out west. We hiked in the Nevada high desert, went to Lake Tahoe, stayed a few nights in Yosemite National Park, sat in hot springs in the California Mountains, spent 3 days in San Francisco, visited the Red Wood Forest … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update, NOV 2019

November is here and with it comes the falling leaves, chilly nights, and shorter days.  They are calling for snow showers in the next few days. I bought oil for the tanks to keep the furnace running, and I got a load of firewood for our camp for the winter.  … [Read More]

Getting Started Investing in Art

Are you considering other options in investing? Whether you want to expand your investment portfolio or venture into another popular alternative investment opportunity, it is worth considering getting started investing in art. … [Read More]

Buying Used Items

You have certainly needed or wanted something in your lifetime. And, what do you do when you want or need to buy an item?  You most likely go to a store or a website and purchase whatever it is you are looking for correct? That is normally what I do for … [Read More]