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Monday is a special day as it honors our fallen brothers & sisters-in-arms.  I want to honor my late Father, who in 1951 was sent to the Korean front lines as a newly-minted Second Lieutenant (fresh out of Infantry training).  He spent a year in Korea and returned a hero, as he was awarded a […] ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 11:36 PM
I’m a fan of Showtime’s “Billions.”  I’ve been taping the episodes all season (we’re in Season 3) and I’m finally able to catch up and binge watch it!   I was viewing Episode 3 (of Season 3) and 26 minutes into the episode, the main character, “Axelrod” is having a deep conversation with a fellow […] ...
Posted: May 22 2018 @ 10:26 PM
(with the Love of my Life at the Roman Coliseum, April 2018) In November of last year I was interviewed for a feature that came out in February of this year.  It’s a series published by ESI Money.  Twice per month the publisher conducts an interview with a millionaire.  I was selected and featured in the […] ...
Posted: May 19 2018 @ 12:37 PM
Overt I apologize for being absent but its taken more than a week at home to get synced back into my normal schedule (and time zone!) since my return from our Italy vacation.  I actually developed a bad cough last week and minor upper respiratory infection, I guess I needed more recovery from this trip. […] ...
Posted: May 13 2018 @ 12:56 PM
There’s an old Wall Street adage, ” Sell in May and Go Away.”  It’s based on the fact that over the long term, the best six months to be in the market is November thru April.  There is some pretty impressive research that validates this theory, that the May thru November period is the weakest […] ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 1:50 PM
This morning we enjoyed our final breakfast in Rome prior to our departure back to the US.  Take a look at that marvelous French Toast, Italian-style!  I have to comment on something I love in Italy…the coffee is the BEST in the world! Also worth noting is the wine (vino).  The wine is quite good. […] ...
Posted: Apr 29 2018 @ 7:22 AM
This is our final day of our trip to Italy.  I wanted to share some nice pics, the it’ll be back to blogging about early retirement….   The first pic is the great hallway that leads to the Sistine Chapel.  The middle B&W pic is one I took of the actual Vatican building.  On the […] ...
Posted: Apr 28 2018 @ 10:14 AM
The Roman Forum & Colosseum are amazing.  Today we’ll visit the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Museum. The chocolate and Italian coffee is to die for!  More pics tomorrow (Vatican Museum).  Ciao! follow me on Instagram @mrfireby2023 (My instagram) ...
Posted: Apr 26 2018 @ 9:52 AM
Surprise!  We are in Italy for the week, Florence and Rome.  A country we’ve always wanted to visit and why wait until we’re retired?!  I use all my travel perks (American Airlines frequent flyer miles and Marriott Rewards) to do Travel Hacking In my forthcoming blog posting sill review where we’ve been, what hotels we’ve stayed […] ...
Posted: Apr 24 2018 @ 5:27 PM
Chronological Order of Events: 11/09/2016 … I invested $40,000. in a very promising Real Estate Crowdfunding project offered by RealtyShares .  It was a a privately-listed REIT that invested in residential development promissory notes, offering a 13.5% interest rate (net of fees) payable on a monthly basis for a 30-month holding period, the notes would come due […] ...
Posted: Apr 20 2018 @ 11:05 PM


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