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A Wake Up Call

Last week a company called RealtyShares, essentially went bust. They told their investors they weren’t taking in any new investors and would simply focus on those already with money invested with them.

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Free Money

It is getting towards the end of the year, which means it is almost dividend time. To us this is essentially free money, as we don’t have to do anything in order to get it.

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The Penniless of the Long Distance Runner

With apologies to Tom Courtenay. I signed up this week for my second half marathon, I will be running on December 9th in the Holiday Half along the river in North West Portland. I have got back into longer training … Continue reading

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October Financial Updates

It’s been a crazy month on the markets. Some major stocks have lost all their 2018 gains. This is of course normal in the course of the ups and downs of the markets. We aren’t too concerned as we are … Continue reading

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Saving The World

It seems these days that the news is pretty depressing, whether it is reports about global warming or today’s report about disappearing fauna. Our 11 year old has been expressing concerns about what we can do to help and make … Continue reading

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Breadonomics

More than any other commodities, bread seems to be the item that has the largest range in quality and price. At the low end it is possible to get bread for under a dollar while high end artisan bread might … Continue reading

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Replacing Physical Media

One of the things we have way too much of is physical media, both DVDs and CDs. We have been collecting CDs for 30 years and DVDs for close on 20. We got or first DVD player around 2001, and … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling?

The stock market has been very up and down the last few weeks, up 2% one day, down 2% the next. The overall effect has been approximately the last 6 months of gains have been lost and this leaves most … Continue reading

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Five Quirky Things About Oregon

We had various reasons for moving to Oregon, a mix of family reasons and lifestyle. We thoroughly enjoy it here and are very glad we moved to the state. However there are certainly a few things that make the place … Continue reading

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Suze Orman Hates Us

For those who don’t know, Suze Orman is a financial “guru” who writes lots of books and appears on TV. In a recent interview¬†she rather harangued the FIRE community as being misguided and out of touch with reality . Her … Continue reading

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