In part I I vented about the state of our healthcare system and the bleakness when it comes to options for early retirees, living domestically in the USA. In a nutshell, it stinks to high Heaven! Insurance was never what I consider “affordable” but most middle-classers could manage. All of sudden March of 2010 arrived. […]Read More Early Retirees and Health Insurance, pt. 2
On July 8th I posted that I had taken profits and exited my stock and ETF positions. I exited when DOW was trading at approximately the 25,300 level. Yesterday at approximately DOW 24,600 I purchased the following ETF’s: $MDY, $SPY & $SSO. Last Friday (@ approximately DOW 25,000) I purchased $SPHB & $XLG. On purpose I […]Read More Markets…I’m Re-Entered & Long again
Folks, I wish I had a nice article to publish but unfortunately this one is unpleasant. It’s at the very top of everyone’s list of concerns. Frankly, I could retire right now if this wasn’t a lingering concern of mine. I’ll explain ACA (affordable care act? What a joke!) and hopefully I can clear some […]Read More Early Retirees & Health Insurance, pt. 1
A few weeks ago, back on March 25th I bought the dip in equities. The market basis the Dow Jones ($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 […]Read More Markets…took profits
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 […]Read More Weekend in Vegas…..