Hey all. I've decided to loosen up the purse strings and pay for an actual, official domain name with a web hosting company. Be sure to check it out here at somerandomguyonline.com. There's a new post up already. For those of you following this site, please head on over and follow me over there on … Continue reading New, Official Website
Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is officially behind us, I wanted to take a moment and review some of the financial aspects of the SRGO household from the previous year. In my last post I talked about random happenings in the world in 2016 as well as some of my personal goals for 2017. … Continue reading 2016 Financial Year in Review, Goals for 2017
With the year coming to a close, I thought I would spend a bit of time reflecting on this past year. Be forewarned, this is more of a personal post rather than a personal finance one. I do have a financial 2016/2017 post in the works, but that won't come out until maybe the first … Continue reading 2016 Year In Review, 2017 Forecast
What would you do if I gave you $100,000 in cash to invest? Would you go "all in" and invest the whole thing up front? Or would you be worried that the market could drop and you'd lose money? If you found yourself leaning towards the latter, then most financial advisors might recommend that you … Continue reading The Real Benefit of Dollar Cost Averaging
I just wanted to take a moment and announce the arrival of Little Random Guy. He was born on December 2, so he'll be a little over two weeks old at the time of this post. Thankfully everything went well with the delivery and Random Gal and LRG are both recovering nicely. Being a new … Continue reading Poopy Diapers Everywhere!
I'll be real with you guys. I hate debt. To be fair, I hate certain types of debt more than others. For instance, I hate credit card, car loan, and student loan debt more than mortgage debt. I think these feelings come from the fact that I've spent the majority of my adult life living … Continue reading 10 Strategies For Paying Off Debt
We apparently get a quarterly newsletter from Charles Schwab called On Investing. It's addressed to my wife, so I think we're receiving it as a part of her brokerage account. I've read all of the ones that we have received so far, but I tend to do so with a bit of skepticism. After all, … Continue reading Biggest Investing Challenge?
Hey all. Man, have I been battling some major writer’s block recently. Anyway, I’ve been working on a few pages that cover basic personal finance topics. My goal is to have a sort of “reference” section where visitors to the site can read and learn about basic, high-yield financial topics. I think they can serve … Continue reading Finance 101
I was doing a little financial “spring cleaning” a few days ago and reviewing one of my wife’s old brokerage accounts. I uncovered a few things that I thought would make an interesting post. As a bit of background, the brokerage account was started in 2004 by Random Gal’s mom. I’m not sure whether it … Continue reading Investigating Your Investments
The title says it all. Random Gal and I bought a NEW car! I know what you guys are thinking. How can someone writing a personal finance blog about saving money do such a thing? How could someone who still owes more than $140k in student loans splurge on such an item? How does someone … Continue reading We Bought a New Car?!