We’re two and a half weeks into our new daily life, and we have become a pretty good team. Routines are forming; bonds are being built. There is only one routine that is not yet established. I am a runner, and that is the only thing I am falling short right now. Usually, I get up at 3.25 AM on weekday mornings and go for a run. So far, I have gotten a total of 3 runs done. I need to work on that quickly as I do not want to lose my fitness.[Read more…] about Routines are Good
A little over week ago we drove up to LAX to drop off my ex-wife at the airport. The drive ws surreal a) due to the Covid-19 lockdown situation and b) due to my ex-wife leaving for good. We were together for 27 years, and so this is new territory for all of us. After dropping her off at the airport my son and I went to Dunkin’ Donuts to get some coffee and donuts to sooth our souls.[Read more…] about The new Now
And almost with just the blink of the eye, she is gone. The last few days were extremely stressful, and I kept my composure until the last moment to not have the stress make a difficult situation go bad. My still wife, soon to be ex-wife, is now gone. She left to live with her parents in Germany. Behind we stay – my 15-year old son, our sweet dog Shelby, and myself – now being in charge of this ship.[Read more…] about Ground Zero – She is gone!
Gosh, the timing of this Covid-19 situation is just awful. So, to keep you updated – here is my current situation. Decided to separate and divorce from my wife of 27 years for various reasons. This was at the end of November 2019.[Read more…] about Quarantine Madness – Hello Covid-19
August has come and gone. I am crazy amazed how time is flying. Here is my financial update for last month – with mostly covering one specific financial topic. A lot of stuff is in motion and I am looking forward to the next 2 weeks to complete what we started just a few weeks ago.
The biggest news is that we are taking advantage of the lower interest rates to refinance our house. We moved into this house in April 2017 using a 30-year mortgage to finance a portion of the purchase. We have been making extra payments here and there and made good progress to get this sucker paid off earlier.[Read more…] about August 2019 – Financial Update
Published just a few weeks ago (at the time of this writing), I can say that I really enjoyed reading this book. 2019 has been the year where I spent a lot of time reading FI (Financial Independence) related books and so I discovered “Quit Like A Millionaire” written by Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung. This book is about a young couple reaching financial independence at the young age of 31. The book caught my interest right away, but I had to wait as it was not published yet when I heard about it.
I immediately had it pre-ordered via Amazon (please read my disclaimer about Amazon links at the end of this posting) and then indulged in reading the content the moment this book arrived.[Read more…] about Quit Like A Millionaire – Full Review