Finance


Question
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’ve talked about “Your Number” and “Different Numbers” but today’s post is going to be about “Your Number” Revisited. This short post is mostly just as a thinking exercise. However, let’s start with some background: I was talking to my contractor on Thursday. He’s still been working on my lanai (deck). He comes and works hard and I always try to bring out some ice cold water for him. […]

“Your Number” Revisited #illumedati


Free
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to ponder the question “What if College is Free?” What if College is Free? Well, since I talk a lot about 529s and saving money for college, I thought it was appropriate to talk about “What if College is Free?” As some of you may know, college is free in certain countries. However, as we’ve talked about before: There is no free lunch. Their “free college” […]

What if College is Free? #illumedati



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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today we’re going to just do some free-thinking (rambling) about “The Head Start”. The Head Start? Yea. So, I think it’s no surprise that when it comes to wealth, people don’t start at the same level or even the same time. There are a lot of sarcastic quotes about this like: “The best way to become a millionaire is to start off as a billionaire. “ Then of course, […]

The Head Start #illumedati


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



Extra Money
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