My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) 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. 2020 … [Read more...] about January Performance Update (+$83,582): Tesla Tantrum!
I usually don't write about stocks because stock picking is a horrible idea for most. Those who can successfully beat the indices over the long-term (10+ years) are very rare and of those who are successful, how much of it is due to luck? Most just don't have the time to do the research and more importantly, possess the temperament to make the right decisions under duress or … [Read more...] about My Thoughts On Tesla
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in the 4th grade and Ms. Rawa was my teacher. The principal knocked on the door and asked to speak to her outside the classroom. A minute later, she came back in and was sobbing. The room went dead silent. When she composed herself, she told the class that the Space Shuttle Challenger had exploded. I was devastated. I've always been … [Read more...] about #Hope
I was walking through the cereal aisle a while ago and happened to notice a box of Wheaties with Michael Phelps on the front and it got me thinking. In the US, we love our athletes. They are on all sorts of products and selling us stuff on TV. We buy expensive jerseys with their names on the back. We pay lots of money to see them perform. Kids aspire to be them. We … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: I want Smarties Cereal!