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The Blind Investor
Early Retirement
Lifestyle, Family, Comedy, Humor, General Finance, Real estate,
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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We live in a world of short term gratification and commensurate, small rewards.  The companies we invest in, the average CEO’s tenure is five years.  Companies like Berkshire Hathaway, the Koch brothers can laugh their way to the bank knowing they have longer time horizons to weather the short term fluctuations of the market building … Continue reading "Short term thinking, Sustainability and FIRE" ...
Posted: Aug 23 2019 @ 2:26 AM
Source: Pixabay.com This article is about how expensive a college education has become.  Back in the early to mid-90’s both my wife and I finished undergrad and even graduate school owing about $10,000 and $30,000 respectively. We both went to local universities well-known in our respective states but not nationally ranked in the top twenties.  … Continue reading "How can College be So Expensive?" ...
Posted: Mar 11 2019 @ 7:34 PM
From time to time, I read or hear all of these financial experts talk about saving for retirement and the importance of saving as much as you can as early as you can.  Those sound bites are great and all but what does it mean?  Well, if you are reading this and in your twenties … Continue reading "The Value of Time When Pursuing F.I.R.E." ...
Posted: Mar 11 2019 @ 6:52 PM
Recently I came across some incredible work by Dr. Tony Iton, of the California Endowment Organization, regarding how American society is killing Americans before our time.  Perhaps the most interesting anecdote is that the stresses and social mores unique to America have resulted in decreasing our life expectancy vs. countries at our economic level.  The … Continue reading "How Stress is Killing You – Societal vs. Corporate Good" ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 5:49 PM
Recently,  I found out my Net Worth has increased…Now I am a multi-millionaire! I am such a genius and soooo rich.  Oh yeah baby! Oh yeah, take advice from me and you too can be the richest bloke on the block….Just buy my book that I haven’t written yet…. Wife’s comment: Idiot! If they only … Continue reading "The False Security of Net Worth" ...
Posted: Jul 13 2018 @ 5:29 PM
Many Americans today would consider themselves to be Working Class.   Until recently, I had assumed I fell into that category as well.  I have a full time job, my wife has a full time job – have two kids, a house and two cars…your typical Middle class, working class family. For me, anyone who has … Continue reading "Who are the Working Class?" ...
Posted: Jul 09 2018 @ 4:36 PM
Wonderful Article by Financial Samurai! Please follow him and learn quite a bit about investing.  I am not sure if I am allowed to share his article on my site and better yet go to his site to read it, link below.  The bull cycle seems a bit long in the tooth.   During the … Continue reading "How To Make Lots Of Money During The Next Downturn — Financial Samurai" ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 6:42 PM
Affluenza per Google is defined as: “a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.” This term became a part of the American zeitgeist due to the infamous case of Ethan Couch who claimed in his drunk driving defence and … Continue reading "Raising an Affluenza Kid or a Compassionate, Happy, Content Kid" ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 6:06 PM
I just received a “wonderful”, roller coaster pounding phone call yesterday…. “Dear sir, do not hang up this is the IRS calling to inform you that you are under criminal investigation for not paying your taxes.  Please contact us at XXX-XXX-XXXX so that we can correct this otherwise you will be arrested within the next … Continue reading "Tax Season…IRS scams and phone calls" ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 3:21 PM
Fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes...Oh My! Are you prepared? ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 7:03 PM


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