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...]
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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...]
Each day I look at how the stock market and my portfolio is doing in my Google Finance Spreadsheet. I know it's not a healthy behavior, but I can't resist. For a few minutes the amount of green or red does change my mood. Ugh! However, sometimes I notice trends in the stocks and index funds that I follow. That is extremely helpful a few times a year. One of the recent times I noticed a trend was a week or two ago. I noticed that my … [Read More...]