buongiorno from Rome!

The Roman Forum & Colosseum are amazing.  Today we’ll visit the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Museum. The chocolate and Italian coffee is to die for!  More pics tomorrow (Vatican Museum).  Ciao! follow me on Instagram @mrfireby2023 (My instagram) Advertisements

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Ciao from Italy!

Surprise!  We are in Italy for the week, Florence and Rome.  A country we’ve always wanted to visit and why wait until we’re retired?!  I used my travel perks (American Airlines frequent flyer miles and Marriott Rewards) to do Travel Hacking In my forthcoming blog posting I’ll review where we’ve been, what hotels we’ve stayed at […]

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Downside to R.E. Crowdfunding!

Chronological Order of Events: 11/09/2016 … I invested $40,000. in a very promising Real Estate Crowdfunding project offered by RealtyShares .  It was a a privately-listed REIT that invested in residential development promissory notes, offering a 13.5% interest rate (net of fees) payable on a monthly basis for a 30-month holding period, the notes would come due […]

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Early Retirement…my aspirations

What do you plan to do when you retire? How will you spend your days? What are you currently doing that you plan to stop doing? Here’s a snapshot of my immediate aspirations in early retirement (please pardon the expletives & cursing!): 1) Sleep in: Yesterday (Saturday) we slept in until 7:20 am. Today (Sunday) […]

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Updates…savings, etc.

I wanted to provide a couple of updates on my investments.  First of all, my online savings account where I house my emergency fund as well as all distributions from my Real Estate Crowdfunding investments has increased their rate once again, to 1.75%! This is the second increase in the past month and of the online savings accounts […]

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