Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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The Price of Insurance

Yesterday, our daughter’s phone was stolen. Her bag, along with some others was rifled through. Obviously she is pretty upset, however we did something we don’t normally do on consumer products. We bought insurance.

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2018 Objectives Update

At the start of the year I posted some family objectives for the year. This was a system similar to how performance is often measured in jobs. The idea was to give us some nudges in behavior in order to … Continue reading

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September Financial Update

We are now into the fourth quarter of the year, soon it will be the holiday season and we will start planning for 2019. So let’s see how the major markets did in September as well as our own personal … Continue reading

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