My Scooter And Me


My scooter and me! In my effort to live as frugally as possible while still maintaining a high quality of life I decided to purchase a used Yamaha Zuma 49cc scooter a little while back. Now that I’ve had a chance to really try this thing out I’m deciding to write this article as a […]

Early Retirement Isn’t For Everyone


I don’t believe in absolutes. Absolutism is especially unattractive when speaking in context to humanity and the human mind…which is prone to consistent fallacy. Absolutism is prominent in many areas of our society, including broader subjects like religion or politics. I find it disappointing when people truly believe that if you do not follow their […]

Recent Buy


The last month has seen round after round of headline news about slower growth, a “new normal” economy, Greece, eurozone debt problems and the like. All that talk and the S&P 500 is down 2.9% over the last 30 days. Not what most people like to see, unless, of course, you’re a net buyer of […]

I’ve Turned 30!


This past week I turned 30 years old! I’m already three decades old and probably have lived more than a third of my lifetime, yet I still feel young. Amazing how fast time flies by. It was an amazing birthday, and my best ever. On Friday night my girlfriend took me out for dinner and […]

Recent Buy


It looks like we’re starting May much the same way we started April: with weakness in the stock market. Headlines regarding the recent French elections, the never-ending eurozone crisis, Greece’s possible departure from the zone and slower growth here and abroad has allowed volatility to rule the day and caused commotion for many investors. With […]

Income/Expenses For April 2012


Each month I will post my income/expenses for the previous month. I track every dollar in and out, so what you see is exactly what I earned and spent (rounded to the nearest dollar). Income from March 2012: $4,449–Regular Paycheck$161–Dividends$115–Bonus and Spiffs Total Income: $4,725 Expenses from March 2012: $507–Rent$189–Student Loans$128–Groceries$93–Restaurants$118–Fast Food and Pizza$53–Internet$22–Pharmacy$15–Gas$17–Public Transportation$40–Mobile […]

Dividend Income Update – April 2012


Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post an article on my favorite subject: dividend income. The reason why I love to post articles on dividend income is because it’s pure numbers. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend […]

Freedom Fund Update – May 2012


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 working at a job I don’t enjoy to purchase goods I don’t need to impress neighbors I […]