Financial Update Sep 2017

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches This MyMoneyBlog post (link) on the rising cost of insurance + the viability of purchasing insurance on the open market was interesting. The rate at which healthcare expenses are rising is alarming. A friend of mine forwarded me a video of a recent MMM interview … Read more

Financial Update Aug 2017

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches I stumbled across a new podcast called ChooseFI (http://www.choosefi.com/) via Jlcollins blog. I’ve binge listened and am halfway though their episodes. I recommend checking them out, particularly their travel hacking podcast & guest interviews. It’s now my second favorite FI podcast now, behind MadFientist’s. I … Read more

Financial Update Jul 2017

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches I watched Lion and really enjoyed it. I had never heard of it before but found out about it through Justwatch, a great streaming filtering tool. Mike Piper, the Oblivious Investor, on why Vanguard’s Target Date Funds don’t use Admiral Shares (link). Moral of the … Read more

Financial Update June 2017

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches I watched “A Man Called Ove” and enjoyed it.  My wife thinks I am Ove; I agree. Life Past month has been crazy. Lots of travel. Little sleep. Hence the abbreviated update without much content. This month’s finances I’m most pleased with the low spending … Read more

Financial Update May 2017

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Wisdom from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Recent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CCcheNC1sw Older: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmwTqvu8LPA A WSJ reporter shares her infuriating experience of calling her financial advisor to figure out how much she was paying in fees (link). After a series of calls to different people (including company headquarters) … Read more

Financial Update April 2017

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches I listened to an interesting podcast on strategies to pay for college (link). Cliff notes version: get kids to take ownership of college costs + get them to apply for grants/scholarships. Random thoughts from me: A more expensive college won’t necessarily lead to better life outcomes, … Read more