I still hold a lot of individual stocks from my days as a stock picker: I have $72,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway which will do well when the world stays the same: Berkshire Hathaway's holdings are mostly large, stable companies (Heinz Ketchup, a railroad, Geico). Warren and Charlie are betting that the world (at least how it relates to their holdings) stays the … [Read more...] about Berkshire Hathaway 2018 Meeting: Buffett Makes A Strong Case For Indexing
One of my favorite parts of a FIREy life is slow travel. Before I left work, my vacations were like this: Ask boss for one week off. Fly somewhere on Friday night after work. Run around like a crazy person trying to cram 21 days of activity into 7. Arrive home exhausted on Sunday night. Go back to work Monday morning in a daze. Now, travel looks more like … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Summer Travel!?
I like to set fitness goals for myself. In the first quarter, my goal was to run a half marathon which I did on March 31st. Now it’s time for a new goal and in the second quarter, I’m focusing on strength training. I’ll see how much I can increase my push-up and pull-up maximum repetitions before the end of the quarter. I’m also keeping track of body composition. This is … [Read more...] about Strength Training Update #3: Avoiding Roly Poly Genocide
The girls get out of school next week. I want to enjoy the summer with them, so I've been trying to tie up loose ends before break starts. The problem is that there are a lot of loose ends. I have no trouble keeping very busy. Busy Life A couple weeks ago, Mrs. 1500 and me attended the Berkshire Hathaway meeting (more on this soon). Omaha is a fantastic city and I'm always … [Read more...] about Busy Life (Back Soon)
Every other Friday, I provide an update on my exercise goals. In between, I’m writing about mental fitness. In the first edition, I discussed not complaining. Today, I discuss friendship. Or not. I read a book called the 12 Rules for Life that contained some really great advice. One of my favorites was Rule #3: Make friends with people who want the best for you. I … [Read more...] about Zen And The Art Of Mind Maintenance: People Filters