We’re on the Glide Path to Retirement: Here’s Our Strategy

This just in:  Your Choices are not Limited to 100% Saving or 100% Spending

Just like life, finance is not  always binary.  It can be subtle and delicate, like me.  There are many diverse and effective strategies to get to the sunset of your working life and this is ours.   Continue reading “We’re on the Glide Path to Retirement: Here’s Our Strategy”

QQQ vs. VTSAX: The Battle Continues

Two months ago, in early November 2018, I wrote a post about maybe the gold standard among the Boglehead VanGuard worshipers might not be the absolute best index for your money.

It’s been pretty common knowledge that index investing consistently and early can grow your money tremendously and even lead you to the promised land of Financial Independence with enough time in the market. Continue reading “QQQ vs. VTSAX: The Battle Continues”

How Did I run a 6:00 Mile? I tried

Two months ago I issued an APB for my missing fitness

I had been somewhat of a wine guzzling couch potato slug with the exception of running around with my beloved dog, Banjo! in the fair weather season.  This happens with age but every so often it gets to the point of feeling exceptionally listless and it’s time to take action. Continue reading “How Did I run a 6:00 Mile? I tried”

The Financial Commandments for a Young Employee – Part 3

Last week we left off with my very subjective but sound advice for Malevolent Missy (MM), who is just starting a career.

Judging from the photo above maybe commandment 3 should be something like “get a damned haircut, hippie!”  That was the 1993 corporate challenge and I was a brand new employee around age 25.  Can you believe I ever got past the interview with that haircut? Continue reading “The Financial Commandments for a Young Employee – Part 3”

The Financial Commandments for a Young Employee – Parts 1 and 2

Just like Noah was told in some folks’ bible we have discovered a few self evident truths for those just staring out.  Obey for a better life.

I started out this series intended for a young trainee named Malevolent Missy (MM).  We work specifically at a large chemical manufacturing facility.  I’ll share my opinions in hopes that others can avoid the mistakes of my youth, which number too many to count. Continue reading “The Financial Commandments for a Young Employee – Parts 1 and 2”