I’m still alive and investing. I can’t believe it has been over a year since I last posted. We are currently in the process of building our house so all of my taxable brokerage is currently in cash and ready to pay for the house. I haven’t been able to do as much dividend investing because of this.
However, despite not having as much available to invest in the traditional sense, I am still maxing out my work 401k and our Roth IRAs. I am doing some less traditional things with my 401k, which will be a post for another day.
In addition to the more traditional investing, quite a large portion of my portfolio is also being allocated to venture capital. I’ve been working on a multipart post that will talk about this more.
As far as the website goes, I am tweaking the layout a little bit. I’m moving towards a two-column design and also completely removing advertising. I have turned on tracking blocking on the web browsers I use. While I made a few hundred dollars with ads over the years, it is such a small amount in the grand scheme of things that I’d prefer to have a faster and cleaner site without them.
Also, the most major update of all is that we are expecting our first child in April! We are both super excited. First a kid will come and then a couple months later our house will be done.
Good thing I started Educational 529 accounts 6 years ago. We don’t even have our kid and yet his 529 account is already worth $30k. Imagine 18 years of compounding. With inflation maybe we’ll get a year of his college paid!