This Is What Systemic Risk Feels Like

Chaos, plummet, turmoil, crash, Black Monday.  These are just a few interesting words I picked out of todays financial headlines.   “Wow!”, I can hear you exclaim, “It must have been a really rough day!”  My response; “It sure was.  That 3.5 percent drop was gut-wrenching!” (insert sarcastic tone here)  Continue reading

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The Stoic’s Spending Revealed: February Edition

Reporting my expenses here has definitely helped bring more consistency in tracking my expenses.  As I mentioned before, I slacked off a bit last year in tracking personal expenses when I started working for myself in the summer of last year.  The goal wasn’t so much about setting out to change my spending habits, although I would love to see my “food” expenses reduced, but to have hard numbers based on the way I live so that I can properly plan for how to cover those expenses when I no longer have to work. Continue reading