“A Happy Christmas” Bizarre Victorian Christmas Cards Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season… By Malachi Rempen, Itchy Feet and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017! With thanks from our friends at RockStar Finance, a cool old song updated and made cooler for us weird FI types: Santa Baby for Savers The very cool message… [Continue Reading]
Archives for 2016
Angel Investing, or Angel Philanthropy?
If you are reading this blog there is a very good chance you are rich. Or well on your way to becoming rich. Or you may be closer to your starting point and being rich still seems a distant, maybe even improbable, destination. Or you may only stop here briefly before moving on never to… [Continue Reading]
Mr. Bogle and me
Jack Bogle, Fiscal Saint Back in November, Mrs. jlcollinsnh and I had packed our bags and were preparing to leave our hotel to catch our return flight to Quito for our annual Chautauquas. We’d spent the week in the little fishing village of San Clemente on the Ecuadorian coast relaxing and catching up with friends I’d… [Continue Reading]
Where did you learn about money?
One of the resident llamas trimming the grass on the grounds of Hacienda Cusin Photo by Danielle Duong Greetings from Ecuador! I’m here deep into the second of our back-to-back Chautauquas 2016. As always, a great time that has me rarely coming up for air. There is nothing quite as satisfying as becoming utterly exhausted… [Continue Reading]
Buy Your Freedom; Rent the Rest
Both with housing and cars. Renting lets you get ahead, because you don’t need to take the financial risk to maintain a physical asset. You are also less stressed and you have more flexibility because your costs are always predictable. Stress free and predictable. That’s the key to freedom.
So, what do you drive?
Steve I like cars. But I tend not to like new, shiny cars. I like beat up older cars. More character, less worry. Certainly better stories. Shamefully, I have never named my cars. This doesn’t mean I haven’t had great affection for some of them, it just never occurred to me. They seemed to be OK… [Continue Reading]
Stocks — Part XXX: jlcollinsnh vs. Vanguard
It’s not often I get to be the little guy… You don’t have to read very far around here before realizing I am a huge proponent of investing with Vanguard. They are the only investment firm I recommend and, other than our bank account for paying routine bills, all of our investments are with them…. [Continue Reading]
A visit to the Frugalwoods
This past Saturday, Mrs. jlcollinsnh and I dusted off our passports, loaded up the old Forester with… Jake the Wonder Dog ..and left New Hampshire for the two-hour trek over to the Frugalwoods’ new… Vermont homestead We got to visit with… Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods and… Babywoods and Frugal Hound Mrs. jlcollinsnh was particularly… [Continue Reading]
What the naysayers are missing
Recently, some of my friends enjoyed a bit major media coverage. Kristy and Bruce of Millennial Revolution were interviewed on TV and I love their last line: “If you figure out money, life is incredibly easy. If you don’t, life is insanely hard.” I like it so much it is now part of I could not have said it… [Continue Reading]
Reviews of The Simple Path to Wealth; gone for summer
The beach just steps out side the Shamba door Summer is full upon us and so are the jlcollinsnh annual travels. This year, once again, we are headed back to my in-laws beach house on Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. It is a drop dead gorgeous setting with sandy beach stretching for miles in both directions…. [Continue Reading]