One of the world's most successful investors, Warren Buffet, achieved his success through borrowed money. Surprised? You should be. In previous letters to shareholders, Buffet has claimed that it's not a good idea to use borrowed money or debt to pay for stocks. However, it's hard to take this advice seriously when the person giving … Continue reading Borrowing to Invest: Can You Win Big with Borrowed Money?
Every year brings new avenues and possibilities onto the horizon. 2017 will undoubtedly be an interesting year with the many changes the world is constantly going through such as the new President-Elect, Donald Trump, stepping into office. The future is uncertain as it has always been and while it may hold fortunes for some, others … Continue reading Financial Planning Advice For 2017
First of all, our family wishes you a happy and prosperous new year. 2013 was an exciting new year, full of changes and new opportunities, and 2014 promises to bring more of the same. You haven't heard much from me last year, as our family settled into a new home and into a new routine … Continue reading This Blog in 2014
The first post on Fiscal Fizzle was published on February 1, 2009. In four years, the personal finance space in the blogosphere has changed considerably, expanding from a few hundred blogs to literally thousands with more starting up every day. I feel privileged to have been part of the growth of this space and see so many … Continue reading 4 Years of Fiscal Fizzle
Wrapping up my look back on 2012, here's a catch-all post to get you up to speed on all the goings-on of the past year on the blog and in my personal life. All things considered, 2012 was an outstanding year for our family. We were blessed in many ways, had doors opened to new … Continue reading 2012 in Review
One of the outcomes of the advice to "just start" when it comes to blogging is that you don't really know where you'll end up. The process is beautiful and frustrating. In a few months, Fiscal Fizzle will enter its 5th year of existence, and it was beginning to freak me out. By now, surely I thought, the … Continue reading Trying Something New
A little less than three months have passed since I set two New Year’s “resolutions,” or what I called “focus areas” for 2012, and it's time for a quick update. The first was to make fitness a priority in my life, and the second was to finally buy an affordable home. While I have not … Continue reading First Quarter Update on my Fitness Goals