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Can I Still Retire Early with a Diabetic Child?

On September 13th, 2021, my nine-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.   A diabetes diagnosis has immediate impacts. Here are a few for starters: Insulin injections at least four times a day for the rest of his life Dozens of doctor, nurse educator, and specialist appointments Finger pricks and...

Yieldstreet Review 2022: Diversified Alternatives for Passive Income

This Yieldstreet review was updated on 12/28/2021 Yieldstreet empowers ordinary investors to diversify into high-yielding asset classes once reserved for the wealthy and institutional investors.  Marine finance, commercial real estate, legal finance, supply chain finance, and private business credit aren’t new types of investments, but they are relatively new to retail investors.  Yieldstreet’s team has...

Here’s How I’m Investing Each Month

I’ve maintained a long-term buy-and-hold investing strategy since about 1995. The month-to-month details have changed quite a lot over the years, but the basic principles are mostly the same: Invest first, spend second Max out tax-advantaged accounts first Invest in taxable accounts second Keep transaction costs and stock sales to a minimum Diversify income streams...

How to Prepare for the Next Crisis While Times are Good

Crises come around every so often — personal crises, family crises, national crises, political crises, market crises, and global. The events are often predictable, but their timing is not.  Scientists predicted a virus such as COVID-19 could infect humans and cause severe health and economic consequences.  But no one knew the specific date, where it...

Perfect Grass

Perfect grass seemed like the ultimate suburban pursuit.  I’ve always envied lush green lawns and sharply trimmed edges — the kind you fear stepping on at wealthy over-55 communities. But after ten years of living on a quarter-acre lot, my lawn is mediocre.  A diverse patchwork of weeds and crabgrass decorate our front yard. Each...
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