I had great plans for today's article... and then I read Our Unusual Early Retirement Withdrawal Strategy. Record scratch! I'll get back to that article later this week. It seems that a lot of FIRE (financial independent/retire early) bloggers are writing about how they are going to withdraw money from the nest egg they accumulated when they retire. That sounds simple, but it gets complicated fairly quickly. I'll be linking to articles … [Read More...]
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Ever hear of the show, When Vacations Attack? It's on the Travel channel. I have seen it exactly once in my life. It was the day after The Kukookunuko Bus in Aruba. That was appropriate timing. Last week, I hinted that we came back from a vacation where almost everything seemed to go wrong. The exception was the weather. Even that rose had its thorn as everyone commented when we got back, "You picked the right time for a vacation. … [Read More...]
It is a little past the middle of the month. That means I'm a little later than I'd like in reviewing my alternative income for the last month. Many bloggers publish their monthly updates a few days after the month is over. As a landlord, I have to get all the checks and have them deposited before I start to compile the numbers. That usually takes about a week. For those that don't know the term, "alternative income", I invented it to be … [Read More...]