Investing in a rising interest rate environment – Part 2: Certificates of Deposit

Investing in a rising interest rate environment - Part 2: Certificates of Deposit. The internet and self help books seem to spend a lot of time these days telling us how fear is bad for us. It also seems to preach that we should do everything in our power to overcome it in order to live our most optimal life. This argument seems to completely ignore the fact that fear can actually be a good...
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Seville – review and budget

As Seville was the last location for our month in Spain it was definitely a perfect way to end the visit. The moment you arrive it feels like you are immediately immersed in Spanish culture where you just want to watch Flamenco and eat Tapas. It just has that vibe about it. There is also something about warm weather in winter in a city that we find so appealing. We stayed in a small one bedroom...
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Why your best Financial Adviser might just be you.

Why your best Financial Adviser might just be you. After a few years of seeking out financial advice, be it paid or for free it eventually became very apparent to us that a lot of the professionals in the field had an ulterior motive which was to simply sway opinion towards whatever product they were offering. The incorrect naive assumption we were initially making was that the advice was...
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Investing in a rising interest rate environment – Part 1 : Dividend Stocks

PART 1 : DIVIDEND STOCKS To be honest we've been reluctant to submit any post regarding how we invest in the stock market with valuations currently being at such high levels. The idea that someone would pick up an investing thesis from us and then decide to run headlong into the current market seemed like a recipe for disaster. The good news as we see it is that with the Fed unwinding it's...
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Monthly budget and review of Sabinillas

San Luis de Sabinillas/Puerto de la Duquesa. As we prepare to up sticks and hit the road to head for Portugal, it's time to take a look at the budgets and put together thoughts on our month in Sabinillas, Spain. Looking at the financial side we think it's definitely possible to keep the budget in the green here assuming you visit out of regular tourist season, retain a slow travel mentality and...
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