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Ben Lee

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Financially Drunk
Investing, Automotive Industry tips and tricks, personal finance
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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Since I want to retire early, I need an investment vehicle that I can touch before retirement age.  Enter my ESPP (employer’s stock purchase plan).  I realize that a majority of employers do not offer such a thing.  Fear not as I always try to present a solution. Vanguard ETFs and Brokerage account Since a majority of employers do not openly trade on the market, I advise opening a brokerage account with ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Had a lot going on recently, bought a house, moved into it, paid off most of my debt. Found a new hobby in home automation. Videos and reviews to follow. I haven’t read on my allotted time schedule, so no book review, auto posts or anything. I did get an office setup and new computer and very soon Ill be back on the blog grind!!! I’ll be back this week.  Took ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 1:52 PM
Time is so short!!! It is really all we have.  This resource can be wasted, spent doing good, and sometimes it can be spent doing bad.  Time is the dirtiest four letter word I know.  It is the only resource we have and can not be replenished.  How have you spent your time?  Was it becoming the person you wanted?  Becoming the person your parents and family wanted?  Becoming the ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I am listed in a directory thanks to the good people at Rockstar Finance! They had the insight to put all of us personal finance bloggers in a handy, dandy list so all of us like minded people have a place to go to choose from the “flavor” that fits you best!!! J Money was the person who got me really focused on personal finance and tracking my net worth.  Go ...
Posted: Jul 24 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Let me break down vehicle alignment angles for you in hopes that I can explain when an alignment is really needed and when it may be something bigger.  Vehicle alignment is important because if it is off you can tear up tires pretty quickly. With the average cost of a tire being around $100 per tire we want to make those bad boys last. Caster, Camber and Toe, OH MY! There are ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Contribute to the Max to a Roth IRA! The maximum amount an individual can contribute to an IRA annually is $5500 if under 50 yrs of age. You can contribute $6500 if age 50 or over.  Breaking $5500 into a per month basis one would need to put in $458.33 per month to have max contributions at the end of the year.  I currently put in $25 per month into my ...
Posted: Jul 07 2017 @ 6:00 AM
In my quest to educate myself more about real estate investing, I stumbled upon a site called BiggerPockets.com.  On their podcasts they started the first few by asking the guests to name their favorite real estate book.  Rich Dad Poor Dad kept coming up.  When I decided to start a monthly book review, I purchased some books and this was in my first list. Education is so important if you are ...
Posted: Jul 01 2017 @ 6:00 AM
In my opinion this goal to automate bills and my investments is the most important of all my goals because it almost guarantees my success for goal 10.  Each goal and coinciding plan build on the previous and inches me towards my big goal.  The plan for this goal is pretty easily accomplished after goal 1 and 2 are checked off. Automate bills to save time, fees, and headache! Nothing is more ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Today I want to delve into basic maintenance mileage intervals and what they mean.  I also want to explain how you can check some basic maintenance items yourself to see if they need to be repaired or replaced. Basic Maintenance Intervals Basic maintenance mileage intervals are the vehicle manufacturers’ recommended mileage interval to inspect and replace (if needed) a vehicle’s fluids and filters.  These intervals are recommended based on “normal” driving habits. The ...
Posted: Jun 22 2017 @ 7:21 AM
Prepare for the worse, hope for the best Laying out my plan for my second goal to build 3 months of emergency savings and eventually a year’s worth.  This plan is built off my first goal of paying off all my debt.  Once goal 1 is under my belt, I plan to keep “paying” my bills to myself and my savings account. An emergency savings account should have between 3 to 6 ...
Posted: Jun 13 2017 @ 6:05 AM


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