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Early Retirement
FIRE, Financial Independence
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Illinois, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM, and PALLADIUM I would love to have some of each kind of income stream; paychecks, rentals, dividends ect. I also want to hold some of each kind of asset; Cash, Stocks, Bonds, Property, and yes, Precious Metals. With the exception of ‘property’, precious metal is the oldest source of wealth on mankind’s … Continue reading All that Glitters The post All that Glitters appeared first on OthalaFehu. ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 8:49 AM
These are are current paychecks. In September 2016, I took a different job with less pay but a better climate and more room for salary increases. How do you put a dollar amount on your mental health' HER paycheck  altered significantly after 02/19/2017 as she was due for a step increase on the Government Service … Continue reading Current PayChecks The post Current PayChecks appeared first on OthalaFehu. ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 10:08 PM
Here is my March 2018 Net Worth Snapshot. We had a down month for the first time in a long time. (summer of 2017). I have made several moves to consolidate the spiraling financial empire, i.e. shutting down several accounts that were unnecessary. We no longer carry 2 separate Deferred Compensation 457(b) accounts, just one. … Continue reading March 2018 Net Worth Snapshot The post March 2018 Net Worth Snapshot appeared ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 11:53 AM
A lawyer is comprised of three things, an ego, a Juris Doctorate, and passage of the Bar Exam. This post is in reference to the middle one, a JD degree. Law school is comprised of 3 years of post graduate education at an accredited Law School. It is all at once magnificent, mundane, archaic, laborious, … Continue reading Peering Through the Legal Prism The post Peering Through the Legal Prism appeared ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 3:06 PM
I read an interesting post today from CorporateMonkey about children in the workforce and its relative cultural appropriateness. It got me to thinking. Childhood is a relatively new concept, even in America. Probably a good idea. We protect our children from the rigors of the grownup world and allow them to grow, learn, play, and … Continue reading What Do Kids Know' The post What Do Kids Know' appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 11:01 AM
I have always felt that Travel is essential to a healthy mind and a well rounded life. Once you get bit by the travel bug, you are hooked for life. I plan on cataloging some of my more noteworthy adventures here in this travel log. I will update it from time to time instead of … Continue reading Travel Log The post Travel Log appeared first on OthalaFehu. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 6:16 AM
My first trip outside of the Country was via the Naval Reserves in 1994. I flew out to Sand Diego California to Meet my new ship (well for next 2 weeks at least). One great thing about San Diego (besides the Zoo) is the little red train to Tijuana Mexico. I was 45 minutes away … Continue reading The Little Red Train to Tijuana The post The Little Red Train to ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 5:42 AM
One Awesome thing. (Awesome in the true sense of the word, not like ‘surfing is awesome’). One Awesome thing about the next 20 years is that the transfer of assets from the Baby Boomers to their offspring will be the SINGLE GREATEST TRANSFER OF WEALTH IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY. Let that sink in for … Continue reading Nobody Wants Your Wedding China The post Nobody Wants Your Wedding China appeared ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 8:29 AM
I was really going well until last Friday. Lost about $35,000 in ONE DAY due to a crazy drop in the markets. My blog hit it’s Blogoversary this month. I am still up for the month so no complaints. I have seriously shed some debt over the last several quarters and now I’m at a … Continue reading Total Net Worth As of February 2018 The post Total Net Worth As ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 11:55 AM
This Blog Officially LAUNCHED February of 2017, making this Imbolc my 12 month Blogoversary! I was really glad late last year when I realized I had about 10 posts or so in the hopper. This meant I was assured to last past my 1 year anniversary. The one year mark  tends to separates the wheat … Continue reading Imbolc Blogoversary – Winter 2018 The post Imbolc Blogoversary – Winter 2018 appeared ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 12:42 PM


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