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Stocks, Bonds & Barbells
Early Retirement
Budgeting, Investing, Personal finance, Financial Independence, Fitness
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So, maybe you are new to investing and the idea of doing it on your own seems overwhelming. Or you could have just moved to a new job and have a 401k account to rollover for the first time. In either case, it’s understandable why the idea of going to... ...
Posted: Sep 10 2018 @ 5:12 PM
So I first became aware of this personal finance tool from an acquaintance who happens to be a financial advisor. You may say in this instance, it’s a good example of everything that is old becoming new again! I’m sure most of you reading this have considered or currently have... ...
Posted: Sep 04 2018 @ 5:48 PM
Sometimes fitness can be all about assessing where you are physically. I typically always looked at fitness in 2 dimensions, Strength and Cardio. I would say most people look at it similarly. I go to the gym regularly and I run on the treadmill or use the elliptical or stationary... ...
Posted: Aug 28 2018 @ 12:07 PM
The Millionaire Fastlane is almost the perfect name for the story of why I’m not already rich! Always looking for the quick win that will leapfrog me from my current position to a spot several steps down the road without doing the work in between. I would say this book... ...
Posted: Aug 22 2018 @ 10:04 AM
That’s the word you were all thinking of right?? It’s a word that strikes fear in many and generates eye rolls and apathy from most of the others. However, I’m here to tell you that you can make it simple and once you’ve gotten the hang of it, it can... ...
Posted: Aug 18 2018 @ 8:12 PM
Today I’m going to share some info about a tool I have been using during my journey to physical fitness that I absolutely love! It’s an app called My Fitness Pal that is now a part of the Under Armour family of products. As I mentioned in my previous fitness... ...
Posted: Aug 15 2018 @ 11:44 AM
So for anyone that has been following the Financial Independence, FI, movement the term F U money is probably familiar. Basically, it’s the amount of money you personally would need to have to feel comfortable walking away from your J-O-B. In other words, what amount of savings would make your... ...
Posted: Aug 12 2018 @ 4:23 PM
So as I mentioned in my first post, which you can read here, I wasn’t i the best of shape about 2 months ago. At the age of 42, my doctor had just explained that I had high cholesterol, was pre-diabetic, had reach 221. 5 lbs at 5’10” (the heaviest... ...
Posted: Aug 09 2018 @ 7:52 PM
So as the title states, is it possible dogs costs me a half million dollars of wealth?? The flashback series of posts is geared at presenting some mistakes from my past and putting a value on what they cost me from a long term wealth perspective. This story is a... ...
Posted: Aug 07 2018 @ 9:36 AM
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey is a very well known book in the personal finance arena and for good reason, it teaches a lot of the basics of good money management. I’d wager that many of you reading this have either heard of the book or are familiar... ...
Posted: Aug 05 2018 @ 3:49 PM


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