March was a great month. The weather was sunny (but cold), nice evenings around the fireplace, good French wine and a solid savings rate! Frugal living has been no better! Let’s dive in. Continue reading “Financial Freedom Progress Report (March)”
Recessions come and go. In history there have been many recessions in the US. Since 1777 around 47 (1 every 6 years). In most recent years recessions have lasted for about 10-18 months. Obviously, the most vivid recession for millennials was the financial crisis in 2007-2008.
This recession lasted 18 months with the stock market dropping more than 50%. Combined with a peak unemployment rate of 10% (the highest since 1937), the ‘08 recession was vicious!
With over 10 years into the bull market the next recessions (at least historically) seems just around the corner. The question is: how to prepare for the next recession? There are several things you can do to limit the blow of an inevitable crisis and bear market. Let’s find out! Continue reading “How to prepare for the next recession and make money in the process!”
My personal investment thesis is simple. Invest in high quality businesses, preferably through index funds, and let time do the heavy lifting. With the market volatility in December 2018 that’s exactly what I did. Let’s go through the highlights of a company in my personal investment portfolio named Apple. Continue reading “Analysis of my personal investment portfolio – Apple”