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Almost-Billionaires

I was watching an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s new project Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. It seems an alternative title could also be Almost-Billionaires In The Twilight of Their Careers. In an episode where he sits down with Howard Stern there was a moment of conversation that caught my attention. They were discussing how when […]

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Slacking Away

I’ve had a fairly indulgent winter of catching up on reading, keeping up with new movies, and playing through some old video games. I’ve been saving fast towards a new real estate project and expect to buy a place in the next few months. I’ll post all about it when I do. But for now […]

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We’re All Investors Now

In the past decade or so I’ve noticed more and more people referring to their discretionary consumer purchases as “investments”. “I decided to invest in a new couch.” “My newest investment is an xbox one.” “I thought it would be wise to invest in a new shower curtain.” I’ll see it in advertisements too. I […]

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Earning The Rent

They say land lording is unlike other investments because it requires a lot more work than just cashing a dividend check. It’s kind of like buying yourself a job. – Greater returns in exchange for a work input. At least, that’s the idea. So far, with almost three years of land lording under my belt […]

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My Rampant Consumerism

My car, while I’m happy with it, came with a rather sad stereo system that can’t play anything more advanced than a cassette tape. I mean, give me a break. In my previous car I installed an in-dash GPS/mp3 player/radio that I was pretty happy with. But it wouldn’t fit in the Jag’s dashboard. I’m […]

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New Wheels

I’ve been driving around a 2000 Ford Focus that I bought for $1,500 about 3 1/2 years ago now. I took it from 165k miles to 210k miles in that time. I did have to put some work into it. When I first bought it I spent a weekend grinding rust off the body panels […]

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The Slacker Job

Well I have no excuse for such a long break since my last post, other than that I have just been enjoying doing things other than writing. I’m almost 5 months into my newest job and I’m feeling a bit of euphoria since I think I’ve found the perfect job for me. Is it because […]

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Purposeless

I was having coffee with a friend of mine. He’s a minister and a nurse, and one hell of a gardener. We were delving into theological minutiae┬árecently when our conversation progressed to the point where he asked me, “So, then, do you think you have a purpose?” I’ve mulled this over before. My response was, […]

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The Temptation To Be Rich

Instead of calling it quits in another year or two and never working again, I could just keep on chugging along. – Constantly reinvesting my growing rental incomes and paychecks. A little quick spreadsheet work shows I could be in the $2M/assets + $400k+/yearly income range within about 6 years at the rate I’m going. […]

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The New Surplus

Well my garden is in full swing. My composting worm population has tripled. I’ve explored a lot of my new hometown on my bicycle. I’ve been playing quite a bit on the guitar lately. And I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends and family. Plus my tenants are all doing well with no complaints […]

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