Investing

From the Seattle Times: From July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013, Seattle grew by 2.8 percent — the highest rate among the 50 most-populous U.S. cities. From the Seattle PI: The wealthy in Seattle are getting wealthier at a faster pace than any other U.S. city, while those in the lowest income bracket are not keeping […]

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The Nasdaq hit an all time high yesterday, ending the day at 5,056. The previous record dated back to March 10th 2000, when the index was at 5,048. As you can guess, the previous record was set shortly before the dotcom crash that sent the Nasdaq down nearly 4,000 points to 1,114 in 2002. The S&P […]

Personal finance, well really life in general, is often about the next move. You go from elementary, to middle, to high school, and then to college. You finish college and get a job, only to find yourself looking for a new job after a couple of years. My entire personal finance journey has always been about the next […]

Now that I’ve given our savings account the cold shoulder in hopes of building long-term wealth via our taxable and retirement accounts, basic investment strategies just wont cut it any more. The need to go deeper. In 2007, when I landed my current job with the Feds, I was handed a fat stack of HR paperwork as […]

My new money making hobby

September 25, 2014 · 14 comments

If you’ve been reading my blog for over four years (which probably no one has), you may recall I used to own a motorcycle. Shortly after I got my crotch rocket, my dad got a Harley. Shortly after my dad got a Harley, he got in a motorcycle accident which nearly cost him his leg […]

Just about every personal finance guru has an opinion on how much you should contribute to retirement. Their suggestions usually falls between 10% and 20% of your gross income. For as long as I’ve been at this personal finance thing (since 2007), I’ve decided to contribute no less than 15%. Here’s what my retirement contributions […]

About two months ago, I took $14,000 out of our savings account and put it in a taxable investment account. To date, it’s probably been my least favorite financial move I’ve ever made. In fact, it’s the worst. It’s also, apparently, the responsible thing to do, but that’s besides the point.   Responsibility is totally overrated. To […]