Thoughts On Asset Allocation


Asset allocation is one of the tent poles in building a productive portfolio. In the past, we’ve discussed 3 main ways to build up a portfolio. But, let’s take a look at how we have our assets currently allocated. And then we’ll walk through what our strategy is going forward. Current Allocation Equities (92.5%) – This is currently where we have most…

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Stepping It Up


This year I’m stepping it up. Pushing myself to the next level. Moving on up in the world. Rising to the challenge… I think you get the picture. The December Minimalist Challenge In December, Mrs.1500 and I completed the Minimalism Challenge in which we purged over 496 items in total from our house. It was awesome! Technically, the challenge is…

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Heating and Cooling LA


Have you ever heard of those crazy asinine questions that Google and other companies have become notorious for asking in their interview processes? You know what I mean… stupid crap, like this: How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year? OR How many cars travel across a bridge each day? OR Estimate the number of tennis balls…

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Wandering with the Wows: Volunteering in Cambodia- Part 1


Whenever I mention any of my volunteer work, it never fails that I always get asked one question.   How do you find placements or organizations to volunteer with? And I usually initially respond with “Do your research!” There are a lot of spammy volunteer organizations out there, so you definitely want to pick one that is reliable and trusted”,…

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2018: A Year in Review


We have a tradition here in the Kingdom Of Waffles. We have this journal (See Above) that lives in our holiday decoration box, and every year, at the turn of the year, each of us write a new entry. First we read our entries from the previous year, then we write our new entries independently, only to be read 365…

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Maintaining the Up Keep


So, here I sit.  Writing this post, on my birthday, I just got done having a fight with my lovely wife about where our life is going, and what our next steps are. What the fuck is wrong with me?  It’s my birthday, and I’m fighting with my wife over where our life is going?! How did I get here?…

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Putting the Personal Back in Personal Finance


Investing strategies are an extremely personal thing.  I started looking at our investment strategy and I wanted to give a little color on what it is and how we think about it. First things first, we are using the market to do most of the heavy lifting at the moment.  We might diversify into some real estate here shortly, but…

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Well That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting


Ahh travel… We have a saying in this house. No one remembers when things go exactly as to plan. I mean seriously, who likes a travel story  that goes like this: We showed up and breezed through security.  Then we boarded a flight that was completely uneventful and comfortable.  Then we got to our destination, and the hotel was exactly…

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