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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Portfolio update for January

The first month of the new year saw quite an active month for trading comparable to our usual sloth-like trading activity. The trading was required in the ROTH IRA Preferred portfolio. One of our mortgage REIT's Annaly Capital (Ticker:NLY) was called away with an 8th of Feb call date on their E shares forcing us to take action. We took a brief look at their replacement incoming G shares with a...
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Shavasana

Welcome to our first official blogpost of the new passive, nomadic era! Aside from an account related speed bump life has been moving along pretty well, plenty of long distance runs, nice weather to explore in and time to catch up on earnings calls. With the brain now freed up from work constraints the entrepreneurial spirit has now started to flow too. So getting to the speed bump..while...
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