At the beginning of April, my wife and I enjoyed an 8 day vacation in New York City. Nothing like celebrating a new home by leaving it for a few days, ha! We chose this destination because neither of us have ever been, we had to check out the Big Apple for some top notch… Read More Adventure in NYC!
Sorry for the hiatus, but the last 3 months have been quite hectic! After knocking out all of our student loans and being debt free for a month or so, my wife and I decided to re-enter the debt world with a mortgage! Hooray! We have been super busy the past 3 months with scouring… Read More Back in Debt… with a Mortgage!
2017 has treated us well. The past year has flown by and come to an end, and it’s time to reflect, as well as set up new goals for the new year. Of the six goals set for 2017, I would say I have succeeded in five of them. Of those five successful goals, I… Read More It’s That Time of the Year Again…
Earlier this month, I made it official. I’m no longer a hardcore PC gamer. Even though my PC hasn’t been hooked up since our move in July, and I haven’t played League of Legends or any other video game since December of last year, the possibility of me returning to my gaming ways, although unlikely,… Read More Selling My PC and Gaming Accessories… the End of an Era
Ahh the question that every working person wants to know. Or perhaps it’s a question that some working people haven’t even thought about because early retirement seems unattainable – they just assume they’ll work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, give or take, until they reach the ripe old… Read More How Much Money Do I Need to Retire??
I recently bought a new ride! No, not that. That sexy beast is the new Tesla Roadster. Due out in 2020, this all electric sports car can go 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, with 620 miles of range per charge. Insane! Maybe one day I’ll own one of these for the low, low price of… Read More Meet Maebel, My New Ride!
I hate diets. And I love food. I strongly believe you can’t ever go wrong with a nice juicy bacon cheeseburger and a giant bag of greasy french fries. I love all forms of potatoes, now that I think about it. Potato chips, mashed potatoes with gravy, baked potatoes, yum! If I don’t love something,… Read More Beans, Beans, Beans… the Magic of Beans!
One of the biggest obstacles preventing me from taking my first step into the investing world (outside of a 401k) was simply a lack of understanding. I didn’t know what exactly to type into the google search bar… the world of investing seemed very complex and I literally didn’t know where to begin. I did… Read More How to Invest: Setting Up Your Vanguard Account
So now that we know more about stocks and how the market works, what next? How do we start investing? First, we have to understand the overall structure of the investing game. An outline of the structure may paint the clearest picture: Tax Sheltered Account 401k index funds/stocks/bonds IRA (traditional IRA) index funds/stocks/bonds Roth IRA… Read More How to Invest: Buckets for Your Money
Once your debt is gone, the fun part really begins. It’s time to invest! All the money you were using to clear up your debt is now free to invest, as well as any money leftover after the essential food, housing, etc. It is not time to go on a shopping spree, or plan extravagant… Read More Stock Market 101