Archives for March 2020

My move from VMMXX to VBTLX

In my recent post Taking Advantage of Mr. Bear, I described how this current decline offered me the opportunity to move from VTSAX (stocks) to VMMXX (cash) in my taxable account while simultaneously moving an equal amount of VBTLX (bonds) to VTSAX in my IRA. This had the effect of maintaining my stock & bond/cash asset… [Continue Reading]

COVID-19: The unvarnished truth from Doc G.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. So I highjacked Doc G’s podcast. That’s him above. There is so much nonsense swirling around COVID-19, right down to the correct name, I was starting to get lost sorting it out. What I needed was guidance from someone without an agenda. Someone who had the education and training… [Continue Reading]

Chautauqua sits out 2020

Last week we sent the following message to our Chautauqua mailing list. I also wanted to share it with you: Sometimes it just feels like the Universe is speaking to you. If you are like me and it is telling you something you don’t want to hear, you can be slow to listen. Since moving… [Continue Reading]

Taking advantage of Mr. Bear

  Updated June 15, 2023 Today (March 9, 2020) I decided it was time to cuddle up to Mr. Bear and let him help me avoid some capital gains taxes. As regular readers here know, for the past few years we have been homeless and nomadic. It is a lifestyle that agrees with us and… [Continue Reading]