Warren Buffett On Volatility And Risk


The Berkshire Hathaway annual letter to shareholders was released this past Saturday. Now, this is somewhat of an event all in itself for capitalists all around the globe. Even if you’re not a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), one looks forward to any dribble or drop of knowledge from the greatest known investor of all time, […]

Freedom Fund Update – March 2015


Well, the time has come to update the Freedom Fund once again as we start another month. The Freedom Fund is my portfolio, and I think it’s aptly named. My portfolio is my way to freedom; freedom from a job I don’t desire to purchase goods I don’t need to impress neighbors I don’t care […]

Keep It Simple – Part 2


So I recently spoke about keeping it simple when it comes to investing in the context of being able to easily decipher what a company does and even going so far as being able to explain that synopsis to a child. But there are some additional points I wanted to address, as well as explain […]

Keep It Simple


When I look at investing in a company, I think of the KISS principle. A design/engineering principle noted by the US Navy in 1960, it’s an acronym that originally stood for: Keep it simple, stupid. You can use another variation of it that is perhaps less offensive, like keep it simple and straightforward. But the point […]

Freedom From Gives You Freedom To


I’ve been writing a lot about freedom lately. Probably because I’m more free than I’ve ever been before and perhaps as close to financial independence as one can possibly get without the prerequisite passive income. So you could say it’s been on my mind. As such, I’ve been incredibly interested in sharing the benefits that […]

Weekend Reading – February 20, 2015


I passed up on what might have been an amazing experience and opportunity, but I don’t regret it. I was kindly invited to speak at one of the 2015 Chautauqua events behind held down in Ecuador. You might have heard of these via James Collins’s blog or Mr. Money Mustache’s. It seems like an amazing event […]

Five (New) Dividend Growth Stocks On My Watch List


You’d think with ownership stakes in 51 different companies, I’d be pretty content with just adding to those stakes and increasing my positions. However, as I’ve discussed a few times, the universe of high-quality dividend growth stocks is certainly greater than just ~50 companies. As such, I’m not interested in artificially limiting myself or placing […]

Are We Still Trying To Keep Up With The Joneses?


As many of you readers are probably already aware, I don’t write articles just to put content out into the world. I write primarily to inspire through action. I share the intimate details of my finances (and parts of the rest of my life) to inspire others into action by way of showing the results […]

Weekend Reading – February 13, 2015


Boy, I tell you it’s nice to be able to run errands around on an early Friday afternoon. The only way I could have hit the town to take care of multiple personal matters on a weekday afternoon back when I was working more than 50 hours per week in the auto industry was to […]

Income/Expenses For January 2015


I’ve been tracking my income and expenses online since I initiated this blog back in early 2011. I do this for a few reasons. First, I want to prove to the world that it’s possible to become financially independent at a relatively young age even if you don’t make a lot of money. I don’t […]