Finance Fridays

The Most Precious Commodity - Small
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again… and this post is late. Apparently Spectrum is doing some work outside my house in my little community and my internet was out for the morning, delaying this post. However, it’s here now. So today I’m going to talk about the most precious commodity. Well, in my last post I talked about Bitcoin and how crazy it’s been (and still is). As I write this, it’s sitting around $16000 […]

The Most Precious Commodity #illumedati

Is Bitcoin a Bubble? 1
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today I’m going to talk about Bitcoin (again). You may have seen it setting new records in the news lately, so today I wanted to ponder “Is Bitcoin a Bubble?” Sensei’s note: I’m writing this article on 11/30/2017 to be posted tomorrow December 1, 2017. Given how volatile things are with Bitcoin, we may see a huge boom or bust between me writing this post and me actually posting […]

Is Bitcoin a Bubble? #illumedati

Stealth Wealth
Hey guys, it’s Finance Fridays again… and it’s actually Black Friday, which is kind of the poster child for consumerism and materialism. However, today I want to talk about a concept called “Stealth Wealth“. The above picture is the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit also known as the “B2 Bomber” or “Stealth Bomber”. For those interested, here is an excerpt about its Stealth characteristics: Stealth The B-2’s engines are buried within its wing to conceal the […]

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Falling Off the Wagon
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays today. Today I’m going to do some introspection and talk about “Falling Off the Wagon“. So, you may recall a few months ago I did a post called “Trimming the Fat“. It was mostly based around cutting out extra stuff I didn’t need in order to keep my budget efficient. Additionally, it had the added benefit of allowing me to exercise my Value Cost Ratio more. I was able to stick […]

Falling Off the Wagon #illumedati

My Little Ones
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. This post today isn’t necessarily related to Finance Fridays, however, I felt it was at least circumferentially related, as I’ll explain. Today we’re going to talk about “Starting a Family.” Starting a Family? Yea. So here’s the background story: I was talking to someone recently who just finished fellowship in neuroradiology. He moved back home where his family was and started a new job. Currently, he was just crashing at […]

Starting a Family #illumedati

Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Last week I talked about Risk and Responsibilities, but today I’m going to talk about something some what related “Financial Flexibility”. This should be a short post. Financial Flexibility? Yea. What do you mean? First a little background: I kind of put things into a few different categories when it comes to finance. Necessities Food Water Shelter Priorities Student Loans 403b/401k/457 Backdoor Roth IRA +/- 529 Flexible Basically, this […]

Financial Flexibility #illumedati