April 2015 Content Curation

April 2015 – Content Curation

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Books|Blogs|Videos|Podcasts This monthly series is my attempt to curate the web for you. I probably consume more content than one person should, but I am kind of a knowledge junkie. I don’t just consume content for the sake of consumption. The goal is to always learn something, gain a new perspective, contribute to the conversation, and fuel the idea factory. Reading is exercise for the brain and just like the body, it needs plenty of it to stay healthy. In any given month I try to read at least 3-5 books. I also have over 100 different blogs that I follow from my Feedly app. In addition to the books and the blogs, I also listen to about a dozen podcasts. And …

My plan for $63,000 in Cold Hard Cash

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Before you read any further would you do me a favor? Could you help spread the word by sharing this post on social media? It’s no national secret that my investment accounts are largely flush with cold hard cash. As I write this post my brokerage accounts have a total net liquidation value of $102,000 (rounded number). Of the total liquidation value I have $39,000 invested, with the remaining $63,000 sitting in cash. Most of the personal finance bloggers out there would likely advise me to continue putting money to work regardless of the fact the stock market is at ALL TIME HIGHS. However, I have a much different philosophy. I agree that the market has had an incredible run …

Investing with Options – The Covered Call

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Over the years I have taught many friends and co-workers about stocks and options. This was actually one of many impetuses for me to start this blog. Too many people are fooled into believing that options are too risky and complicated. This just isn’t the case and I want to help take your investing to the next level. If you truly want to be a self-directed investor, you need to understand how to use options in your portfolio. Even the great Warren Buffet uses options in his investing activities and that’s from a guy that likes to keep things simple. I am going to show you how investing with options can be very simple. In February I laid out rule number …

Thursday Rant #3 – Dear Boss, You Suck!

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It’s been two months to the day since the office time-keeper threw me under the bus. I guess it should be no surprise that she strikes again. The first time bothered me, but this one absolutely pissed me off. They say, “It is better to be pissed off, than pissed on.” But I am not so sure I agree (since I feel like it was me getting pissed on that pissed me off). [Mr. CEO here] – Seriously, that was a disgusting image you just painted in my head.  Hold on to your computers, tablets, and phones, THIS one is going to be a fun read. GYFG texted, messaged and called me about this one from work. I had to talk him off the …

The First 6 Months of Blogging

The First 6 Months of Blogging – By The Numbers

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Has it really already been 6 months? Holy crap that came a hell of a lot quicker than I thought it would. No one told me or warned me how much work it would be to start and grow a blog. It is a lot of work! But more importantly, it has been 10 times more rewarding than I expected it to be. This blog was born on September 25th, 2014 when I officially pushed the buy button to purchase the domain and hosting from Blue Host. I have wanted to start a blog for years. In fact, I actually did start a blog back in 2009, but not really for the public. I used the blog as a place to share investing …

[Guest Post] Mr. CEO’s First Blog Post – EVER

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Alright GYFG, I think it’s time for me to start telling people what I have to say since you seem to be having all the fun. Before we get too far, I wanted to throw out a quick “about me” so people know who I am and why I am here. [Mr. GYFG – just for fun I will interject occasionally] Here’s my bullet point version: Born in 1979 (so I am just barely part of Gen Y – but I am claiming it!!!) [Mr. GYFG – its close enough] I went to school to be an English Literature teacher and yet keep finding myself in Finance roles. [Mr. GYFG – good thing one of us understands how to communicate using the English language] …

March 2015 – Detailed Financial Report #3

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The year is officially 25% complete.  I can honestly say this is the post I get most excited about writing each and every month. These reports are a way for me to track my progress and stay accountable to my goals. But it’s also one of the many ways I try to humanize finance for all of you reading this blog. By the way, in case you missed it, we do have a mission statement: To Humanize Finance, Build Wealth, and Reach Financial Freedom. I know I don’t have to publish my juicy details every month, but it’s important to me that you know that I put my money where my mouth is (because not that many finance blogs do this). …

The Freedom Fighter

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Who am I writing for? Over the course of the last six months I have spent countless hours trying to figure out exactly who it is that I’m writing for. It has taken about 40 posts, 50K words, 120 hours, and reading over 100+ personal finance blogs in order to finally answer this burning question. [Update: This was written at the six month mark of GYFG. As of 05/2018, I’m up to 266 posts, 486,573 words, and 1,000+ hours. Most importantly, I am still learning, both about the GYFG readers, the world of personal finance, and about myself. I’m honored to be a part of the journey of each and every one of the GYFG readers.] At the end of the …