Monthly Archives: September 2017

Active vs Passive Fund Management

When investing money you have a choice you can have it invested actively or passively. Active management means handing your money over to an investment or fund manager who will routinely buy and sell individual stocks in order to hopefully … Continue reading

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Driving You Crazy

Houston gets a bad rep from the other states. Yes, it is roasting hot and humid in the summer, it gets hurricanes and floods a lot, many people have guns, the highest non-building point in the city is probably a … Continue reading

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Buses, Trains and Automobiles

Is it practical to live without a car? Could someone looking to live a thrifty FIRE lifestyle make a massive cut in their expenses by surviving only on the public transportation network?

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Good Debt, Bad Debt

When we moved from Houston to Portland, we made a conscious decision to use the money from selling our house in order to buy outright once we found the right place. We did this for two reasons.

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Back to the Fold

“So tell me, what are you doing all day?”  That’s what Elaine asked me.  I stumbled a bit because, honestly, I’m a little embarrassed that I am not doing more.  Now that I’m over the initial milestones (catching up on … Continue reading

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Keeping a Budget

Firstly, apologies for the long hiatus. A mixture of moving into our new house, getting the kids set up for school and general settling in meant it was impractical to keep the blog going on a regular basis through the … Continue reading

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