Bob from Tawcan is guest posting today. Before I turn the blog over to him, I must tell a funny story. I'm a prankster now and always have been. I started young and never stopped. One of my favorite pranks was from my childhood. Growing up, almost everyone had the same cable service which came with a common settop box and remote control. One day, I figured out that any … [Read more...] about Guest Post: No TV?
Last week, I asked you if we should move. We have $450,000 in equity in our home which I don't like. This money isn't doing anything. I'd rather put it to work. Here is what you had to say: Joel from the excellent new Pour Not Poor podcast: Only move if it will make you happier, not if it will make you more money. What if more money makes you happier? … [Read more...] about Do You Use Time Wisely?
I’m training for a half-marathon on 3/31. Running is not my strength. I'm quite horrible at it. But, pushing comfort zones is how we get better in life, so I persist. Every Friday, I’ll post an update on my training. This is Update #6. On 2/7 (Wednesday), I ran the longest I've ever run, 7.5 miles. That was great! Except when it wasn't. My legs were tired and sore … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #6: No Sleep Till Portland
My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. Our portfolio moved up $119,622 in January. $50,000 of this was accounted for by my annual … [Read more...] about January Performance Update (Day 1856): Up $119,622! (!!)
I thought that our current home would be a long-term purchase, but I've been having second thoughts. I never wanted a primary home to be a significant portion of our net worth, so I bought a cheap house ($175,000 in June of 2013). I spent a whole lot of time (4-year slog) and $100,000 fixing it up which increased its value. At the same time, Boulder County prices went bonkers. … [Read more...] about Should We Move?