Net worth update
Financial Planning

Net Worth Update: Six Years Later

Once again, it’s Labor Day– the day I “brag” about the fruits of my labor. Except there’s nothing to brag about this year. Our investments have been hammered like cryogenically frozen horse meat you badly want to barbecue. As a result, our household net worth is down for the first …

Keep it simple, Sister!
Investing
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Keep it Simple, Sister! KI$$ Investing for Millionaire Dummies

One reason why this blog will never achieve mainstream is I couldn’t share it with my family or friends. How could I when I’ve been blogging about the intimate details of my finances— and theirs too! I first blogged about my sister’s finances in 2017 when she had a net …

About me

Millionaire Interview 16 by Dividend Power

I recently got interviewed by a prolific blogger who runs the Dividend Power blog where he conducts a series of millionaire interviews. It’s an honor to be #16 on his list! The article originally appeared on Dividend Power and was republished with permission. Millionaire interview 16 is with the author of …

How to Survive a Bear Market Attack
Financial Planning

How to Survive and Thrive from a Bear Market Attack

Imagine you’re hiking in the Alaskan wilderness with a friend, and not far away, you spot two little cubs heading toward you both. Your heart starts pounding, wondering where momma bear is until you get startled by the sight of an angry grizzly ready to pounce the two of you …

Retire as a Millionaire from the Military
Career

Can You Retire from the U.S. Military as a Millionaire?

Retiring as a millionaire is probably the last thing you’d think about when joining the military. To serve the country is on top of the list. Besides, any financial gain you get from the government wouldn’t offset the sacrifices you have to endure: Rigorous training (10-13 week boot camps in …

Benefits of Tax-Advantaged Savings
Retirement
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Tax-Advantaged Savings and Recommended Strategies

Now that the Nasdaq is down 25%, S&P 500 and Dow sustain double-digit losses YTD; nobody seems excited about investing, let alone tax-advantaged savings accounts. Robinhood trading activity slows down as gamified noob investors suddenly become terrified and head to the exits. And if fortunate enough to have huge gains, …

pet owner
Lifestyle

How Pet Owners Can Prepare For Retirement

For a budding early retiree, nothing is more satisfying than being able to prepare for every aspect of your retirement, pet ownership included, which is totally optional. If you opt to do so, please clean up after your dog’s poop, and properly dispose of the waste. When most people plan …

Saving ideas

5 Questions I Ask Myself To Avoid Impulse Buying

We were at an Apple Store when my wife noticed me staring at a pristine-looking MacBook Air. Weighing only 2.8 pounds, I was obviously in awe of how light, thin-looking, quiet, and fast the machine ran. “You’ve been staring at that item for well over an hour!” she teased. “I’m …

Cars that I've driven
Saving ideas

How to Save Money on Car Repairs Big Time

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m worried about inflation. The war in Ukraine is making matters worse. It makes me want to hang a picture of Putin on a wall so I can throw darts between his eyes. Putin ina mo, Vladimir Putin!! That’s sort of how you say …

Investing

War is Stupid, So is Panic Selling

Russia has invaded Ukraine, another black swan event to wreak havoc in the stock market just when the world has barely recovered from the effects of COVID-19. Putin must have lost his mind— a scary proposition considering that Russia has the most nukes in its arsenal. What’s next? The Chinese …