Does anyone else have fond recollection of the classic Hasbro board game Monopoly? I was playing it the other day with my two children who adore the game. Both of them particularly loved being affectionately labeled “money bags” when they were doing well—a term given to me on a few occasion in my distant memories from childhood.
The game is pretty straightforward: you buy good properties, try to maximize their earning potential with plastic green houses and red hotels. Eventually you reap the rewards when others rent them and have to pay you. It was simple. As a child, I envisioned doing the same someday in real life.
Continue reading “The Doctors Guide to Real Estate Investing for Busy Professionals: A Book Review by DH (a.k.a. Dear Hubby)”
If you want to get your finances in order and don’t know where to start, then you need to be visiting the Bogleheads on at least a weekly basis. We often type “Bogleheads” and whatever questions we have into google and click on the links that come up. Just starting out and want to know the difference between FSA’s and HSA’s? Go to the Bogleheads. Want to save money on cooking? Yes, there’s even a few Bogleheads discussion threads on Instant Pots.
With that being said, DH has returned to give you all a top five picks of the Bogleheads for the month. In our next post, B.C. will return with a 5 part (!) series where we share our scar tissue from our amazing trip to Machu Picchu. Continue reading “The financial website that will save you millions of dollars”
Here’s another blog from DH on how to make yourself infinitely happier in life. In response to Crispy Doc asking, “What’s the nicotine gum equivalent for portfolio OCD?” DH wrote an entire blog on habit change to answer this question as a follow-up to his blog from last week about why you should only be checking your portfolio every six months: Continue reading “How to Make Yourself Happier by Stopping Yourself from Checking Your Portfolio too Often”
Today’s post is brought to you by DH, aka “Dear Husband,” though I’ve taken to calling him my “BHE” (Best Husband Ever). The timing of checking one’s net worth was a subject we were discussing while on Sabbatical in Colombia, and he decided to put it the why’s and how’s into written form, hoping you all would benefit from his research: Continue reading “Why You’ll Be Happier if You Only Look at Your Portfolio Every Six Months”
This song was created to recall the advantages of the G Fund, namely that it has no interest rate risk, nor credit risk, nor (historically at least) interest rate risk. It mixes very well with stocks—but doesn’t have stock like returns (as it’s not a stock—so I wouldn’t have only the G Fund in a portfolio).
It is to be sung to the tune of “You Are My Sunshine” and it’s meant to be performed in the key of G. 🙂 Continue reading “Ode to the G fund (DH blog post)”
As stocks have been up and down recently, the concept of Tax Loss Harvesting has once again become popular. Physician on Fire has an excellent post on how to do it.
But why would one bother? Here are 5 reasons: Continue reading “4 reasons to tax loss harvest—and 1 reason not to (Blog from DH)”