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Just Say NO To Angel Investing

Just Say NO To Angel Investing

After 10 years, my $60,000 investment in a private gin company finally paid dividends. Initially, given the company was sold for about $49M after expenses and I had invested in the company at a $10M post money valuation, I was thinking I had made a ~3X return ($180,000). Since over time shareholders get diluted with subsequent funding rounds, I thought that was a reasonable assumption. Read More »

Achieving The Two Spouse Early Retirement Household

Achieving The Two Spouse Early Retirement Household

In my post about reflecting on five years of early retirement, I mentioned that having my wife join me two years later was an import shift that made the early retirement lifestyle much easier. This may sound strange since being able to do nothing all day would seem easy enough. But the reality is, early retirement isn’t as meaningful if you have nobody to spend it with. Read More »

Financial Samurai 1Q2017 Investment Recap

Financial Samurai 1Q2017 Investment Recap

One of the best ways to eradicate financial distortion is by meticulously tracking all investments. I’m pretty sure none of us will remember the exact details of what we bought, when we bought, and how much we bought years from now. This may lead to a significant miscalculation in cashflow during retirement. As a result, I’ve decided to start a quarterly investment tracking series. Read More »