Why I Love Doing Our Taxes

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking – Joe has gone too far this time. However, this isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. According to a Pew Research survey, about a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes. Most of these people said they like doing taxes …

March FIRE Update

Hey, everyone. Q1 is over! Boy, what an exciting year 2022 has been, so far. Well, exciting isn’t quite the right word. The world seems to be spinning out of control, but we have to figure out what we can and can’t control. I can’t do anything about inflation, the …

February 2022 FIRE Update

Hey, everyone! Sheesh, what a crazy month. Russia invaded Ukraine and the stock market threw a fit. I’d invest more if I was at home, but it’s very difficult to react that quickly while I’m in Thailand. Vanguard won’t let me log in. I have to call them to make …

May 2022 FIRE Update

Hey, everyone. Did you have a good month? May was uneventful for us. Life just went on as usual. Now, we are just waiting for RB40Jr to finish school. Once he’s done, we’ll go on a long summer vacation. On the personal finance side, May was an anomaly. We spent …

Do You Invest Ethically?

Does ethics have a place in your investing strategy? This is a difficult topic, but it is more relevant than ever with the current conflict in Ukraine. Since the invasion of Ukraine, over 400 companies pulled out of Russia. This is to help support the sanctions and to show solidarity …