Yearly Archives: 2014

Random Thoughts About My Trip to Disney World

I got home from my 6 day 5 night trip to Disney World in Orlando a few hours ago.  I was there with The Wife, The Boy and both grandmothers (they had a separate but adjoining room), and we met another couple and their two kids down there.  Our itinerary was pretty packed and very

Even Potheads Care About Taxes

With more States legalizing recreational and medicinal marijuana I find it interesting to see the unforeseen consequences and results occurring therefrom.  As a libertarian I believe that most people should be able to make up their mind on most decisions.  Like most things, I am not an extremist in my view and think all laws

What is Sequence of Return Risk? How to Minimize that Risk

Sequence of return risk is an often overlooked part of retirement, regardless of whether we are discussing a traditional retirement or early financial independence.  Long term growth rates of diversified properly allocated investments only tell a part of the story.  It is the sequence of those returns that tell the rest. What is Sequence of

The Wife and I are Expecting a Daughter!

Two months ago I announced on here that The Wife and I were expecting our second child.  I even shared the cutest (yeah, I am biased) video of my son finding out: Well we found out on Friday that this one will be a daughter! Beyond the nerves of dealing with a healthy pregnancy, I

May 2014 Dividend Research

For the first time in a year or two I didn’t create a dividend watch list.  It wasn’t because I forgot, but rather, I decided to move my research to the beginning of the month rather than the middle so that gave me a gap in time.  Since my last update in March, I purchased:

May 2014 Net Worth Update

I selfishly come back to this site a day or two after a new month to update and share my net worth growth (or loss).  Why is it selfish? I don’t think readers other than the few who, have taken a vested interest in my success, get a whole lot out of these net worth