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Bathroom Remodeling – Permits and Plumbing

It’s been a bit of work, but I’m making more progress on the bathroom remodel. After we hauled the concrete out of the basement I went over to city hall to pull a permit for installing the new plumbing and fixtures in the bathroom…and instead…

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Bathroom Remodeling – Demolition

Hi all, I haven’t written much lately because the long-discussed basement bathroom is finally underway.  I was waiting for ages to hear back from the plumber on his availability when suddenly he was free to do the work the very next weekend.  The starting price was…

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Stock Trading Basics – Risk Management

As discussed previously, when it comes to trading stocks the second most important thing after having a basic framework for understanding value and trends in the market is practicing sound risk management. This is because trading, like all human endeavors, does not follow any sort…

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New Year’s Resolutions 2018

With the New Year coming up, its time to think up resolutions for how being a better person next year. Some people dislike making resolutions as most are broken in short order, but since I still complete 30-40% of mine on average, I’m still a…

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Stock Trading Basics – The Framework

There are three things that are crucial to financial independence and early retirement: making money, saving money, and managing investments.  Yet if there is one method of making money that is scorned and rarely talked about in the FIRE community it is stock trading.  Many…

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A Financially Sound Country

According to a study done by Bankrate.com, barely 6 in 10 Americans can afford to write a check for $500 and barely 56% of people have more than $1000 in their checking and savings account combined [1]  Another survey found that 1/4 retirees has zero…

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Adventures in Life Style Design (pt. 1)

Lately I have been reading Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Work Week (of which I will write more later in a book review) and was inspired by his rendition of the  Pareto Law and Parkinson’s Law. The former states that 80% of results come from 20%…

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Get Rich with Toastmasters

People often say that money doesn’t grow on trees. What’s less often said is that you can create money with your mouth. Strong communication skills are closely tied to personal success and earning potential.  If you’re someone who can speak clearly, succinctly, and memorably, then…

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