I've made a lot of investing mistakes. I bought into the dot-com bubble and rode some stocks to great highs and then quickly down to zero. Whoops. It was a great time to learn because my portfolio was minuscule. I lost around $5,000, but it may have been the best $5,000 I ever lost. Life lessons are best learned when you have lots of life left and little money to … [Read more...] about Unlimited Upside
My August Fitness Challenge is over. Today, I'll tell you how I did, but first, something else...One of the biggest questions Americans have about early retirement is health insurance:Health insurance is expensive!My insurance is so great at work!What if I get sick?Early Retirement And HealthI have a friend who likes to drive massive vehicles. He states that … [Read more...] about The Best Health Insurance
After going nuts over the summer, I’m hitting the diet and exercise hardcore. I’m three weeks in and this is update #3.You know when you're progressing really good towards a goal and then BOOM!, you screw it up? Yeah...So, that happened.As a result, my weight is up .2 pounds this week:Not good, but I'm not one to embrace absolutes either. Abstinence doesn't … [Read more...] about August Fitness Challenge Update #3: Balance
After going nuts over the summer, I’m hitting the diet and exercise hardcore. I’m two weeks in and this is update #2.To Step Or Not To Step...Last year, I walked 6,685,801 steps or about 18,318 per day. As pf 8/14, I've walked 4,331,839 or about 19,252 steps per day. Despite my increased number, I've been trying to walk less.Last year when I racked up those big … [Read more...] about August Fitness Challenge Update #2: More Steps Or More Lettuce?
After going nuts over the summer, I'm hitting the diet and exercise hardcore. I'm one week in and this is update #1.I let myself go a little bit over the summer. Even on a 400-mile bicycle ride, it's hard to stay strong when pie and cake are stalking you at every corner:Now that I'm back at home, the temptations are gone. In our refrigerator, we have lettuce, tofu, … [Read more...] about August Fitness Challenge Update #1: Down 6 Pounds