Inverted Bond Yield – Harbinger of Recession?

I’ll begin by warning you that this is one of those investing topics, I will claim to have very little understanding of.  I thought I might learn a little bit about it through the process of writing this piece.  Perhaps you will learn a little too. The yield of bond rates has become inverted recently for the first time in since 2007.  This means that … Continue reading Inverted Bond Yield – Harbinger of Recession?

Another Odd Reaction To FIRE

Reaching financial independence & retiring early (FIRE) leads to all kinds of interesting reactions from people I meet. Some want to learn how you did it, others are puzzled over how it could be done, but most are just happy for you. Yesterday someone said simply, “I want to live your life!” Related: Funniest Reactions to FIRE Related: Odd Comments & Snappy Remarks Not all … Continue reading Another Odd Reaction To FIRE

FIRE Station Fun – Man Retires From McDonald’s at Age 88

There is very little I can add to this remarkable story but it made me smile … According to the New York Post, Art Mason, who lives here in the Twin Cities, is retiring from his job working the McDonald’s Drive-Thru at age 89.  He started working there 30 years ago after being retired just 3 months from the factory job that he worked at … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – Man Retires From McDonald’s at Age 88

Investing In Health Savings Accounts

Having just turned our income tax paperwork over to our accountant, I thought it might be good time to put in a plug for Health Savings Accounts – my favorite, tax-advantaged place to invest money right now. You might be puzzled by the thought that a Health Savings Account is a great ‘investment’ vehicle, but that’s really how you might start thinking about them. If … Continue reading Investing In Health Savings Accounts

Taxes – Too Complicated for DIY

Some friends I play softball with in the summer got together for our ‘Winter Meeting’ the other night.  We don’t talk too much softball, but enjoy a few beers and catch up on what’s happened in our lives since last August when we played our last game. This year, we started chatting about getting our income taxes pulled together.  Some guys had already filed their … Continue reading Taxes – Too Complicated for DIY