New Fiat
Our New $6,000 Car

Since moving to Utah we’ve been trying to figure out what to do about this whole car thing. When we got to town, we had two cars: a 2012 Mazda 6 S and a 2013 Scion TC. Our past lives in Orlando required two vehicles to stay sane and cut down commutes in opposite directions. […]

September 17, 2018. 5 min read. 7 Comments
Adam at Lake Blanche Trail
My 49 Beliefs

It takes a while to understand where someone is coming from – usually years of reading someone's blog. In this post I put it all out there - my thoughts on everything from religion to politics, from education to finance and everything in between.

September 10, 2018. 5 min read. 13 Comments
How We Plan to Spend $80,000 a Year & Pay Nearly $0 Taxes

I'm always interested to hear how other people are minimizing their tax liability after retirement. Here is my personal strategy that we'll be using to reduce our taxes to nearly zero when we stop working. This approach sounds unrealistic, but you might be able to hit $0 in taxes too!

September 3, 2018. 9 min read. 18 Comments
How I Ended Up (And Stayed) at Code School - Blog
How I Ended Up (And Stayed) at Code School

In my 20s I job-hopped quite a bit - always seeking out more interesting projects, more engaged teams, and higher pay. When I landed at Code School something clicked - leading me to stick around far longer than any job I'd had before. This is why I'm still here almost 8 years later.

August 27, 2018. 4 min read. 0 Comments
All You Need is Less
All You Need is Less

A recent trip to Laos changed my view of consumption and what I need to be happy. With only a few interactions - with local farmers, children, and students - my mindset for living with less moved even farther towards the minimalism side.

August 20, 2018. 4 min read. 4 Comments
Why I Avoid Dividends Like the Plague
Why I Avoid Dividends Like the Plague

Dividends may seem like a free money, but if you're not prepared for it you'll be caught with an unexpected tax-burden at the end of the year. My own investing strategy relies on both reducing dividend in taxable accounts and embracing them tax-advantaged ones. This allocation helps to cut taxes to the bone.

August 13, 2018. 6 min read. 7 Comments
How We Spent $15,000 on Our Honeymoon
How We Spent $15,000 on Our Honeymoon and Why We’d Do It Again

For the first time in our lives, we traveled with a guide and a schedule to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The cost of this trip? Around $15,000 for 2 weeks. It was an absolutely amazing trip filled with friends, memories and as much delicious food as we could stomach.

August 6, 2018. 14 min read. 6 Comments
Blogger Growing up with Computers
Growing Up With Computers

Exposure to computers from an early age helped me feel comfortable and confident when creating with them later in life.

July 30, 2018. 5 min read. 6 Comments
Blog - Q3 Investment Report
Minafi 2018 Q2 Summer Investment Report

Every quarter I analyze my investments, share my net worth and assets with the world. This was a crazy quarter. My investments inched up 2.84%, but my net worth jumped an astounding 71.9%! See what led to this dramatic and unexpected jump.

July 23, 2018. 18 min read. 5 Comments