DIY Investing Resource #2: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

In my opinion, if you want to understand stock market investing and especially investing using mutual funds, then John Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns is the one book that you must read. This short, concise book has high information density with […]

DIY Investing Resource #1: JL Collins’ “Stock Series”

As we discussed over the last two posts, the biggest challenge that we faced in our financial lives was figuring out how to invest.  As promised, over the next few posts we are going to share and review a few very focused resources that we have found immensely helpful to educating ourselves on the topic of […]

DIY Investing: Laying the Foundation

Anyone who builds anything knows that you must build it upon a strong foundation for it to withstand the tests of time.  This is hardly a new and revolutionary concept.  Here is a very short biblical passage that addresses this: Matthew 7:24-27  New International Version (NIV) The Wise and Foolish Builders “Therefore everyone who hears […]

How Do I Start Investing?

Since starting this blog, we have written about a lot of topics related to personal finance, wealth building and early retirement.  We have never had any formal education or training in these subjects, but we  have found almost all of these things to be very intuitive and easy.  Many of the things that we write […]

Can You Handle The Truth About Investing?

We have written extensively about the mistakes we have made with our investments and the bad advice we have received.  We have also been very critical of our former advisor and the financial industry.  This could then lead to fair questions from a critic of my statements, such as “Why did you use the advisor for nearly […]

Do You Invest In Fantasy Land?

We have a 2 year old daughter.  We live in a world of make believe.  We live surrounded by unicorns, friendly monsters, talking animals that play in a treehouse and of course magical princesses and singing, dancing snowmen. Watching the imagination of a 2 year old is incredible.  Playing make believe is more fun than I […]

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