Many personal finance bloggers love to write about travel hacking with credit cards. As you can tell by that link, I'm one of those bloggers who have written about it in the past. Last year, we had a lot of expenses in renovating some investment condos. It required us to put up a significant amount of money into the projects. It's money we had in our various emergency funds. My wife and I applied for quite a few credit cards that had … [Read More...]
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It's almost the middle of the month. That means that I have the final numbers on August 2018 and can finally put this out there. For me August will be known as the month where a week of productivity went to a short vacation and a death in the family. As far as deaths go, it was really a best case scenario. We all have to go sometime, I have a hard time coming up with a better than way in your sleep to join your spouse of 71 years. It … [Read More...]
I was talking with someone in the FIRE (Financial Independent, Retire Early) community recently and they asked if we were FIRE. I didn't know how to respond. Is there a "kind of" FIRE? What do I mean by that? I'll get to that in a bit, but first we have to come up with a definition of FIRE. What's the Definition of FIRE? Unfortunately, there's a lot of subjective grey area in both the terms "financial independent" and "retire … [Read More...]