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

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...]

Infographics

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The US Federal Budget – Midweek Infographic

The federal budget has been the topic of much debate in the last two years. Fiscal Conservatives want to cut everything while politicians on the left want to borrow more and spend more. It's hard to determine what the budget is composed of simply listening to … [Read More...]

Personal Financial Update. Oct. 2019, Part 1

October is upon us, and so is the chilly weather.  I had to light a fire in the wood stove while I was doing some work at our camp this past weekend.  I’m starting to price oil, as I will need to fill the tanks for the furnace soon.  I also need to buy propane … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update, Part 2. September 2019

As September draws to a close fall is in the air here.  The nights are getting cooler and the leaves on the trees are starting to turn and fall.  We closed the swimming pool for the season a week ago, and we have begun harvesting fruit from our pear and apple … [Read More]

Finding and Building With Cheap Lumber

If you are like me, then you may enjoy building things with wood.  I’ve built a bookcase from common lumber, and I’ve also done a few projects using salvaged wood from old pallets.  So, how can you get lumber cheaply?  Lumber is a commodity and is bound to the … [Read More]

Where to Put a Million Dollars

The Bare Naked Ladies sang an entire song about what they would do if they had a million dollars.  But, what would, or could you really do?  So, if you are in the 7-figure club, where can you put your wealth to ensure that it stays safe, continues to grow, … [Read More]

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Personal Financial Update – SEPT 2019

September has been a trying month for me so far.  My loving dog of 10 years passed away earlier in the month.  That has been a source of distraction from financial matters and from blogging, but I will give it my best. Wealth Building I have yet to make any … [Read More]

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Personal Financial Update, AUG 2019

I’m going to give a brief overview of my personal financial situation and go over a few main points of focus. I’ll be posting regular updates on my progress. Wealth Building I’ve been saving and investing for years. Currently, I’m putting around $1,000 a … [Read More]