I have a confession to make. for the past 4 years, I’ve been stashing lots of cash building up my retirement accounts. 3 years in a row I have managed to max out my retirement accounts with $18,000 per year($12,500 in Simple IRA and $5500 in traditional IRA). Three years ago there wasn’t much left… Read More


After learning some cold hard truth about my career’s value in Wisconsin, nothing cheers me up more than relaxing and playing some music. I wrote this piece maybe a few years ago, but its still a piece I can play and quickly relax my stress away. My path to financial independence (early retirement) I’m still… Read More


2016 Reflection 2016 was a pretty good year overall, my only real goal financially was to max out my work retirement account and my personal IRA. A total of $18,000. Despite my charitable nature and I did give away a pretty large sum of cash, My goal was met and I ended the year with… Read More


Most people I talk to have no clue when they’ll be able to retire, or to put it a better way: when they can stop worrying about money. People from 18 years old to 60 struggle to understand the basic concepts and put together a basic approximate plan. The reason for this is it’s not… Read More


Sometimes work feels like extortion, and I think in some ways it technically is. The company I work for is currently going through a lot of changes. They’re basically adding a whole new section of the company to do engineering work that’s new to them but I was exposed to for a couple years before… Read More


I wanted to take a break from talking about money this week as philosophy has been on my mind lately, actually kept me awake one night. Being a Group A type person that thinks entirely too much, I often think about how people relate to one another. How often we make assumptions about others that… Read More


I haven’t really felt motivated to write in my blog lately, but one thing I have been doing is playing and writing music. Playing guitar or piano has always been a kind of stress reliever for me for over a decade now. You might guess why I’ve been playing a lot more lately, It’s literally my… Read More


No, this post isn’t about finding a bucket of quarters hiding in your house. Some of you may have been wondering why I have seemingly fallen off the face of the earth from writing as much and reading my fellow bloggers articles. I’m currently going through a breakup with a girl I had been with… Read More


camping trip

Yogi Bear Camping Trip near Wisconsin Dells Last weekend I went on a camping trip. Since high school I haven’t really gone on any vacations like I did when I was a kid with my parents. My last big trip was to China shortly before I turned 18 over 10 years ago. I guess when… Read More


I wanted to take a break from talking about finances and investing and write about one of my hobbies today, Brewing beer. Brewing beer, an incredibly complex process engineers tend to love. Other fermented beverages like wine, cider or mead seem to be more of an art-form where the final product is somewhat out of… Read More