Category: Investing

Why We Say No To Robo-Advisers

Last week,my dad brought the most recent issue of Consumer Reports with an article about investing to my attention (I’ve created a monster!). The article focuses on “The Rise of the Robo-Adviser”.  My dad wanted my opinion on whether a robo-adviser is better than what we are doing with Vanguard. As is their reputation, Consumer […]

Pay Back And Pay Forward Time

One of the first posts I ever wrote for this blog was a thank you note to a few bloggers who were instrumental in getting us started on our path to FIRE.  They showed us the path we wanted to take for our lives was actually possible and gave us concrete ideas on how to […]

Let’s Stop Choosing!

We’ve never been shy to share the many financial mistakes we’ve made.  Most have been related to investing and tax planning.  These topics were very confusing and so we threw our hands up in the air. Investing and Taxes Simplified The first person who really simplified investing for us was the blogger Jim (JL) Collins.  The […]

January Update

OK, Let’s Get This Over With Yeah, that graph is looking pretty pathetic.  Our average monthly spending is actually down slightly.  However, the .2% improvement in spending has been slightly overwhelmed on the chart by a 5.5% drop in our asset value. It could look even worse.  In addition to continuing our normal monthly investments, I […]

A Bad Investment?

As of Wednesday January 20th, we have skied a grand total of one day this season. Even this consisted of skiing a very limited selection of green and blue groomers on all man-made snow. It seems that winter is skipping us this year. We buy a season ski pass each March for the upcoming season. […]

December Update

Thank You! It is that time where we share our progress and a few ideas or actions we’ve taken over the past month. Before that, I want to take a minute to say thank you to all of you who were kind enough to take the time to comment or send us private messages in […]

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