The Race to FIRE - Financial Independence, Retire Early

Month: November 2017

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? An Assessment of My First Month Blogging

What Have I Gotten Myself Into? An Assessment of My First Month Blogging

I’ve noticed personal finance bloggers generally fall into 3 categories: 1) Stay-at-home moms 2) Engineers 3) Frugal millennials Since I can check off 2 of those boxes, I thought blogging would be easy. I was wrong. I have an undergrad degree in Aerospace Engineering and […]

GE – No Longer the Brightest Bulb in the Shed

GE – No Longer the Brightest Bulb in the Shed

Update: Despite its recent dividend cut, as of January 1, 2018, GE is one of the 10 highest-yielding stocks on the DJIA.   General Electric whose old slogan was We Bring Good Things to Life is apparently no longer bringing good things. One of America’s […]

Understanding Different Types of Income

Understanding Different Types of Income

Several years ago, Warren Buffet famously declared that he pays a lower percentage tax rate than his secretary. Many felt this was an injustice. Politicians were quick to jump on the bandwagon and introduce the Buffett Rule, which would ensure individuals making more than $1M […]

Will Our Housing Bubble Burst? TWICE?

Will Our Housing Bubble Burst? TWICE?

We just got some great news! According to our local Association of Realtors, home prices in our neighborhood have increased 31% over last year. So why aren’t we rejoicing? Because this seems eerily reminiscent of how we felt living in South Florida from 2000 to […]

The Fear of FIRE or At least Talking About It

The Fear of FIRE or At least Talking About It

We are on track to meet our financial independence goal in the summer of 2020, the date my husband plans to leave the workforce for good. You’d think that we would be shouting this news from the roof tops, but instead, we’re reluctant to talk […]

7 Ways to Save on Car Insurance When Adding a Teen to Your Policy

7 Ways to Save on Car Insurance When Adding a Teen to Your Policy

After my last post, Got Teen Boys? It’s Gonna Cost You, I heard from many readers who also felt the pain of teen drivers. We shelled out nearly $7500 during the first year when our 2 teen boys started driving. But rather than wallow in […]