2013 Goals

Without further ado, these are my 13 goals for 2013: Financial Goals: 1. Save $2,700 in Roth IRA 2. Create a Boglehead-style, 3-fund portfolio (using ETFs) at a discount brokerage and invest at least $5,000 3. Travel somewhere that requires me to use my ... Read more...

2012 Goals: How Did I Do?

The short answer to that question is: very poorly. But let's take a look - I accomplished a few things on my list: 1. Achieve and maintain $5,000 Freedom Fund - PASS! A summer school opportunity popped up at the last minute and made this one do-able.  2. Begin contributing ... Read more...

Exciting News!

This is just a quick post to announce some exciting news: I've been hired as a regular contributor to Quizzle Wire! Quizzle Wire is a personal finance and lifestyle blog, so I'll be writing about topics that most of personal finance nerds enthusiasts love to read about, ... Read more...

Find The Opportunity

At the beginning of last school year I was chagrined to learn that I had been tasked with one of the most reviled administrative duties there is, at least in a high school: morning bathroom duty. Morning bathroom duty sucks. Like, seriously sucks. It basically entails standing ... Read more...

How Bad Of An Idea Do You Think This Is?

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For the past four months, I've basically been treading water financially.  Image credit: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ To be fair, my extra income opportunities have dried up and I've had a number of large expenses to pay for (a trip, car repairs, etc.). But my motivation ... Read more...