The First 7 Days of Parenthood

A week ago this day, I was driving my wife to the hospital for what we thought would be her ultimate pregnancy check-up before her due date. It was indeed. She gave birth after the appointment. Before...

Why I won’t open a 529 plan for my kids

If you have followed the blog lately, you may know that I’m a soon-to-be dad. Very soon in fact, about 10 days. I’m both excited and a little stressed. Excited, because of course I can’t wait...

5 great articles, Podcasts and Videos that made me smarter this month

As a Personal Finance blogger, I love the diversity of view-points and topics that are around us and some of the content is really great. It helps me understand some of the big trends and make better...

Fake it till you make it : Stock Markets edition

Many of the entrepreneurs who eventually have a successful business will tell you that they had a secret : they faked it till they made it. It's good advice to reinforce a positive behavior, but are the markets...

My Investments Have Paid For All My Expenses This Year

A few weeks ago, my wife and I went through our little monthly ritual and reviewed our finances for the month of July and we got a little surprise. I can hardly contain my excitement...

2 Paths to Wealth : Which one Would You Bet On?

Last week, I purchased and received a copy of Jim Collin’s latest book “The Simple Path the Wealth”. I had no expectation from the book except everyone in the personal finance community had great...

5 Articles & 1 Podcast that made me smarter this month

As a Personal Finance blogger, I love the diversity of view-points and topics that are around us and some of the content is really great. It helps me understand some of the big trends and make better...

What got you FIRE’d up?

We all know that the most important step in making the decisions to be Financially Independent or to Retire Early is to have a goal. That goal needs to be big enough that we can stick...

Why I joined the board of my HOA to protect my investment

Last year, we bought our first home: it is a townhouse in a community governed by an HOA. Because I heard so many crazy stories about HOA, to protect our real-estate investment, I decided...

The #1 reason we should all prepare for retirement now

Let's be simple and factual with this one. According to the 2016 Social Security report, its trustees estimate that the fund will be depleted in 2034. In less than 20 years, Social Security funds for retirement...
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