Why An Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Is Better Than A 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

In this post, I want to share why an adjustable rate mortgage is better than a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. I’ve been taking out an adjustable-rate mortgage since 2005. I will continue to do so because they are more efficient. If you haven’t been paying attention, thanks to pandemic fears, the 30-year bond yield and the … Continue reading Why An Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Is Better Than A 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Understanding The Yield Curve: A Prescient Economic Predictor

The yield curve is a curve on a graph in which the yield of fixed-interest securities is plotted against the length of time they have to run to maturity. A yield curve is almost always upward sloping, a sign that the economy is functioning properly. To best understand the yield curve, put yourself in the … Continue reading Understanding The Yield Curve: A Prescient Economic Predictor

Perpetual Failure: The Reason Why I Continue To Save So Much

Whenever things are going well for an extended period of time, I begin to worry. Where did all the bad luck go? Something must be wrong.I’m not sure why life has turned out OK when there are plenty of smarter, more deserving people out there who still struggle. Maybe the exhausted fumes of good karma from a past … Continue reading Perpetual Failure: The Reason Why I Continue To Save So Much

The Benefits Of A Coronavirus-Induced Stock Market Meltdown

One of the beautiful things about the internet is that I’ve never met someone online who has lost money in the stock market. When stocks are going up, the bulls are out in full force telling everyone how much they’ve made in XYZ. When stocks are going down, the bears all come out and say … Continue reading The Benefits Of A Coronavirus-Induced Stock Market Meltdown

How To Build Passive Income For Financial Independence

Creating genuine passive income is the holy grail of personal finance. Not all passive income is created equal mind you. Some streams take much more initial effort to start, such as saving enough to buy your first rental property. But once you start it’s very difficult not to gain momentum. Everything passive first takes active … Continue reading How To Build Passive Income For Financial Independence