This post covers how we spread our risk with Vanguard VTSAX index funds and real estate. Today you'll come away with a bit more knowledge about the importance of asset diversification. How cool is that? I'm going to share … [Read more...] about How I Invest for a Sustainable Retirement
Every so often, a book comes along and I find the time to read it. A harmonic convergence, if you will. I was fortunate to get an opportunity to read (and review) a book that I think you'll dig: "This Is the Year I Put My … [Read more...] about This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order by John Schwartz
Special treat today, readers! Taylor Landis of Skutchi Designs has the mic. Get this: Skutchi is a designer of office cubicles. Zoinks! Talk about letting the fox into the hen-house... Don't worry, we're not trying to sell … [Read more...] about Millennial Cubicle Jobs: Survival Tactics
Monday rolls around, and you're still at home, feeling like hell, and wanting to be in the office. Did you find a job you love? Must have. With that curious notion in mind, let's ask the burning question, can you bring … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Actually Enjoy Your Job?
I've complained a lot lately about the weather here in Minnesota. It's supposed to be spring, and the mid-April norms are the upper 50s. And yet, the blizzard whipping through outside is oblivious to these meteorological … [Read more...] about Where Should You Live in Retirement?
About seven years into my career, having just turned 29, I got canned. This was well over a decade ago, my millennial friends. I didn't believe it at the time, but looking back, getting canned was a blessing in disguise. … [Read more...] about I Got Laid off Without Warning
Today's entry into the canon of Cubert is a sequel of sorts. The write-up a few weeks back was premised largely on how I squandered my 20s and early 30s, yet somehow managed to get into a position for early retirement. … [Read more...] about How to Make a Million Dollars in 10 Years
If you think your business might just need an LLC, this post is for you. If you've ever tried learning a subject in earnest, only to wind up more confused than when you started, again, this post is for you... So what exactly … [Read more...] about Do You Need an LLC for Your Small Business?
I am a fraud. Why? I plan to work after I retire early. Scandalous! If you believe any of the content in these pages, you know how much I despise cubicle life. In my opinion, escaping the cubicle is priority one. Continuing … [Read more...] about What’s Your Definition for Early Retirement?
Some days you feel like you're stuck in the middle of a Tough Mudder, crawling through mud and muck of your plan to retire early, virtually smelling the next guy's dirty socks, while trying to keep under barbed wire. The goal … [Read more...] about My Diabolical Plan to Retire Early
Before we dive into the many virtues of the Eisenhower Box, let's give credit to its namesake. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a World War II U.S. General and Supreme Leader of the European Theater... You know, D-Day? Later, he … [Read more...] about How to Use Eisenhower’s Time Management Box
It feels good to be back. Vacations are great to recharge the batteries (especially, my friends, those 10-day-plus vacations). I'm inspired to write about the retirement and boredom, based on observations of my parents and … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Inevitable: Boredom in Retirement