- The “R” in FIRE February 13, 2018
- The Cordcutters Guide to the Olympics. February 9, 2018
- Keeping Fit February 6, 2018
- January Financial Update February 2, 2018
- In Which I Predict the Stock Market for the Next Five Years January 30, 2018
Author Archives: Steve Traylen
So that was 2017. By any standards from a market point of view it was pretty spectacular with all major markets up by 20% or more. I don’t think this year will be anywhere close to this but clearly this … Continue reading
Now that the holiday period is over it’s back to the twice weekly publication schedule. During the last few weeks there has been a slew of major holidays, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah and for those with mutual funds Dividends Day!
As someone who in a previous life spent a lot of time creating and interpreting business spreadsheets I like to look at running our family’s finances in much the same way as I would a business.
Do you have $1? If so congratulations! You are doing better than at least 10% of all US households. If you look at the chart in this report you can see that the cross over into positive net worth is … Continue reading
Last time I was talking about board games with a quick overview of five of the games we play the most in our house. This time I will overview another five. Firstly though here are a few useful resources. For … Continue reading
Looking at other personal finance blogs it seems that board gaming is a popular hobby. I think this is because it keeps the mind active, it only requires a one time investment and brings families and friends together. We are … Continue reading
One of the vagaries of the US tax code is dealing with retirement income from a 401k or an IRA. Both are similar investing vehicles, a 401K is usually offered by a workplace and people invest up to $18,000 a … Continue reading
Last month of the year, the final hurdle. Everyone is well into the holiday spirit and we are finalizing the last things we need to do before the end of the tax year. December is pretty busy as it’s also … Continue reading
With Christmas fast approaching and two children, we have to decide exactly what sort of holiday this is going to be. Our feeling is the children probably have enough “stuff” but obviously they still want to open things on Christmas … Continue reading