Finance Fridays


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is going to be a short post about “Time to Refinance?” Time to Refinance? In case you guys don’t know, interest rates have continued to decrease the last few years. This has affected both student loan refinancing and home mortgage refinancing. I don’t plan to refinance my student loans because they’re mostly below 4% anyways. Additionally, I plan to pay them off in the next few years anyways […]

Time to Refinance? #illumedati


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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to ponder the question “Am I Undervaluing Our Pensions?” Am I Undervaluing Our Pensions? Well, the short answer is: Yes. However, let’s delve into the longer answer of: Yes, because However, before we go there, I think you should read my previous post about How To Value a Pension to gain an understanding of where I’m coming from. The take home point from that post is […]

Am I Undervaluing Our Pensions? #illumedati



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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. After the roadmap update I wanted to talk about being “Fascinated by FIRE”. Fascinated by FIRE? Yea. It seems like pretty much every other day I get an article that shows up about Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE). Of course, my wife and my friends get them too. Since they know I’m into this “finance stuff” they usually send them to me. As such, I do my best to […]

Fascinated by FIRE #illumedati


Here’s the Finance Fridays Roadmap Update (8-2-2019): So pour some coffee, sit back, relax and click on some of these links: ** denotes new since last roadmap update (1-11-2019) Stock Photo From: Pixabay I cleaned up this post a bit for this update since we have a lot of posts to deal with now: I added bullets and made some subheadings and I’m hoping that will make it easier to navigate. I don’t know anything […]

Finance Fridays Roadmap Update 8-2-2019



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today is just kind of a fun post about “Tooth Fairy Finance and The Magic Box“. Tooth Fairy Finance? Yea. Things have changed a lot since I lost my first teeth back in the late 80s and early 90s. Back then it was a lot simpler. Tooth in the envelope under the pillow at night, wake up the next morning to maybe a quarter or maybe a $1, depending […]

Tooth Fairy Finance and The Magic Box #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I was going to write about “What have you done for yourself lately” but instead I decided to save that for another time. Today we’re going to talk about “529s and The SECURE Act“. 529s and The SECURE Act Well, I’ve talked about 529s quite a bit, you can just search 529s on my site or you can just go here and find the list. Just to catch you […]

529s and The SECURE Act #illumedati