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

Fundrise – 2019 Review

Fundrise is an online real estate investing platform that allows investors to invest in commercial and real estate through crowdsourcing. One of the advantages of Fundrise is that its investments are open to anyone. You need not be an accredited investor to … [Read More...]

Infographics

student loan debt infographic

Student Loan Debt – Midweek Infographic

We're all told that a college education is an invaluable commodity and a necessity in today's world. Because of this, people are willing to pay almost anything for a degree. However, at the current cost, is it worth the value that people place on it? Bill … [Read More...]

Personal Financial Update. Part 3. DEC 2019

2019 is already over.  This year seemed to fly by.  Since this will be my last personal update of the year it is a good time to look back and review 2019 from a personal finance standpoint. Wealth Building 2019 was a very good year for my portfolio.  I’m up … [Read More]

How Low Interest Rates Can Affect Retirement

Have recent interest rate cuts impacted retirement?  The short answer is yes.  Things can get complicated, but low interest rates do have long-term effects on the economy and could alter your retirement planning. Retirement Income One of the most obvious … [Read More]

Stone Veneer Wall

Building a Stone Veneer Wall at Our Camp

I’m posting a mid-month update. No changes to assets or debts since the beginning of December, but on a personal note we just finished up a rather significant project at our camp. I figured I’d share some of our progress and take a little break from the normal … [Read More]

Average Net Worth by Age

What is your net worth?  How does it compare to others in your age group?  What can you take away from these numbers?  Tracking your net worth can help keep your personal finances in check, since it measures your overall portfolio value and not simply your … [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]