Early Retirees & Health Insurance, pt. 1

Folks, I wish I had a nice article to publish but unfortunately this one is unpleasant.  It’s at the very top of everyone’s list of concerns.  Frankly, I could retire right now if this wasn’t a lingering concern of mine.  I’ll explain ACA (affordable care act?  What a joke!) and hopefully I can clear some […]

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Markets…took profits

A few weeks ago, back on March 25th I bought the dip in equities.  The market basis the Dow Jones ($DJI) has risen a little over 1000 points over that period.  This afternoon I took profits in my trading portfolio, sold my ETF’s and REIT’s and moved to 100% cash.  I remain invested in my core […]

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Weekend in Vegas…..

This Weekend I took my oldest daughter on her first trip to Las Vegas in celebration of her 21st birthday and she/we had a blast!  She’s home for the Summer (she completed her Junior year and will be an Senior on the Honor Roll in the Fall) and this is our first outing in quite […]

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Markets…the day after…

In last evening’s missive I demonstrated how my portfolio customarily performs on down days.  This screen shot I’m providing is in real time and demonstrates how I perform on large up days.  Obviously I don’t track the upside of any benchmark index. That’s alright by me.  I’m more concerned about slow growth of capital and […]

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Wine for the Keto/Paleo dieter? YES!

As many of you probably already know, I’m a type 1, insulin-dependent Diabetic.  I keep it under control and frankly, as a Diabetic patient, I’m my doctor’s dream!  This is because I exercise daily AND I follow the Ketogenic Diet, otherwise known as the Paleo Diet.  I’m very diligent and disciplined.  I consume ZERO GRAINS and ZERO […]

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