Why is Silver a Bad Investment?

Why is silver a bad investment?  Silver is often used as a safe haven during uncertain times, and as an inflation hedge. Silver also has many industrial uses. The metal is a popular investment because it is much cheaper than gold, but is silver a good investment? It certainly can be, and many people hold […]

Fall Update. September 2021

September is already half over, and with it some fall projects, some financial new, and a few career prospects. Here is an update of what’s going on with my finances as fall approaches. Fall Projects Fall always brings a list of projects. I’ve been busy getting ready for winter by servicing the coal stove. The […]

How to Become a Millionaire by 25

How do you become a millionaire by 25? This is certainly an achievement and a tall order. Having an average life and job won’t cut it here. So, how do you become a millionaire at such a young age? Let’s take a look. Some Averages Before we look at the math or the methods to […]

Making the Cabin Rent Ready

The closing on our investment property is nearing, and with it a lot of planning and preparation to get the place rent ready. Our intention is to use the property as a short-term vacation rental, so it must be fully furnished and be stocked with household items such as dishes, plates, and cookware. We’ve been […]

Doing Your Due Diligence When Buying a Stock

Doing your due diligence when buying a stock can make the difference between making money or losing it. Obviously, no one wants to lose money on an investment, so doing proper research is critical. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and many factors are beyond the scope of this short article, but here […]

We Found a Rental Property

We found a rental property. The search has taken close to a year, we saw a lot of places that needed too much work, and we were outbid multiple times on other places, but we finally found a place. Here is a brief overview of where we are in the process. Needle in a Haystack […]

The Pros and Cons of Investing in US Farmland

What are the pros and cons to investing in US farmland? Have you even considered farmland as an investment or as part of your portfolio? This asset class can be a lucrative investment, but you must be aware of the risks. Farmland as an Investment Farmland can best be described as a form of real […]

Searching for Rental Properties

August is here, and we have been once again searching for rental properties. If you have been looking at real estate, then you know how difficult it is right now. I have had to get creative as of late. Here is a brief update of what I’ve been up to. Rental Property Search The search […]

Reasons to Keep Your Net Worth Private

Here are some reasons to keep your net worth private. If you are a high net worth individual, or if you just have more than your peers, then you may want to consider keeping matters close to your vest. The top reasons to keep things low key follows. Jealousy This is probably the main reason […]

Late July 2021 Update

It is late July, and there is a lot going on. My tractor needed repaired, I am in the process of getting rid of cable, I checked on my homeowner’s insurance, and I’ve been working on a few projects. Here is a quick update. Tractor Repair My lawn tractor started to leak oil a little […]