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...]

Investing

You’re 18 years old? Start Investing Now.

The great thing about being young is that you have your entire life ahead of you. However, most people will not begin to think about their future lives until they are 30, 40, or even older. It is not that difficult for anyone to be financially free by … [Read More...]

Infographics

Financially Competent Infographic

Infographic Of The Day – Who Is “Financially Competent?”

Infographics are a fantastic way to learn for those that prefer a visual representation of subject matter.  Once a week, I will feature an infographic that details a basic financial concept with stunning clarity.  As a blog dedicated to financial education and … [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]

jar of coins

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]

jar of coins

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]