Tax loss harvesting for dummies

With domestic markets down 12% YTD, now might be a good time to think about tax-loss harvesting (TLH’ing).   For the uninitiated, here is a good overview of TLH’ing: That said, I think it is a largely unproductive endeavor, as I’ve blogged about here: Despite convincing myself in the above blog post that TLH’ing … Read more

Slide App Review

——————————————————– Brief intro from Frugal Professor ——————————————————– One of the best parts about having a blog is getting to meet smart people I wouldn’t have already met. A week ago, one of these smart people reached out to me via email to discuss credit card strategies. I enjoyed the discussion so much that I asked … Read more

Podcast Interview with Mr Clipping Chains

After reciprocating blog posts a little over a year ago (here and here), Mr Clipping Chains and I sat down for a podcast session a few weeks back. It went live today. If you want to take a listen, here it is: Cliff notes version of the podcast: Brief recap of my money journey. … Read more

Financial Update – Feb 2022

I realize that blogging about my sheltered life is tone deaf in light of the unfathomable suffering in Ukraine right now. But tradition (5.5 years strong) demands that I write something. So here we go…   Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Harvard economist Greg Mankiw on Ukraine: Mankiw discussing his … Read more

A Two-Year Review of our Xfinity Mobile $12/mo plan

We’ve had Xfinity mobile for about two years now. I figured I was overdue for an update since my initial writeup.   Here’s Xfinity’s pricing info:   Here’s our setup We get access to Comcast through my parents. I know; it’s weird. If I had Comcast in my area I would simply have my … Read more

State of the Blog – 2021 Edition

Here’s the third installment in my state-of-the-blog posts: My 2020 edition is here. My 2019 edition is here.   2021 Blog Stats: 382 WordPress / email subscribers 38% growth from last year (298) 317 Feedly subscribers: 10% growth from last year (288) 92,017 pageviews this year (33% less than 2020). 2020 pageviews: 137,594. 2019 pageviews: … Read more