Welcome to the Dreamcatcher, where I share the posts and podcasts that inspired me in some way over the past week. Continue reading
I have no problem reminding myself and others that I’m often wrong.
You ever been wrong? Happened to me. Continue reading
Today I’ve got a guest post over on Stock Street, writing for the Scotch Street feature. Basically I had to drink some Scotch and then write a stream of consciousness post about something personal finance related.
I first read Stock Street’s “Scotch Street – Jura Origin” post and liked the idea. I offered to guest post, and my offer was accepted. I decided to tell the twisted tale of my very few individual stock purchases: one not so good, one pretty good and one exceptional. Head on over and see what I write when I get a few drams of Bowmore Legend in me to loosen up the fingers.
Spend any length of time on personal finance sites and you’re bound to run into stories about using credit card rewards points to travel for significantly less than paying cash. I’ve always wondered how it works and whether it’s really better than my cash-back option. Continue reading
You read that right. The guy with the blog named I Dream of FIRE doesn’t actually want that dream to come true quite yet.
I fear what would happen if I suddenly came into enough money to be set for life. That kind of life change requires a solid plan to work out well, and right now I don’t have that. Continue reading
Have you ever thought about where your money ended up, cradle to grave? Not just the money that shows up in your checking account every pay period, but all the employer benefits, the taxes, and the random birthday checks?
A few weeks ago I spent $12,000 on a new air conditioner and furnace. Now that they’re installed, what do I wish I would have done differently? Continue reading