Honestly, I was hoping to have this launched by now, but with a big project due at my day job at the end of September, I’m happy where I am. [Read more…] about One month later – untether with public domain data?
While flying back from our $500 NYC trip in Feb 2016, I read in the NYTimes about people who make hundreds of thousands per year selling goods FBA (Fullfillment By Amazon) through retail arbitrage (buying low in a retail store, selling high on Amazon). I thought to myself, how hard can this be? [Read more…] about Is selling on Amazon FBA a good way to untether income from time?
Fire Ready Aim is the perfect name for this blog. Mostly because I go off and start firing and get focused later. But I do get there eventually. But I haven’t done a good job working towards untethering my income from my time. It’s time to focus on passive income.
Guilt always attends the New Year, because whenever I make resolutions they always fall short. Failure. Ergo, no resolutions this year. So why is the guilt still kicking in?
Here’s a partial list: Not keeping a close enough eye on monthly spending. Not updating the blog often enough. Not keeping up with friends as well as I’d like. Not being as frugal as I could be. Wanting more, and not appreciating what I have. Not getting enough sleep. Checking certain websites too often. Not doing those projects around the house. Sound familiar? If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ve got your own list. [Read more…] about No resolutions. More mindfulness.
I bought a fancypants camera right before Christmas in 2014.
For my wife, of course (you can see where this is going, right?)
My wife had been talking about how she wanted a better camera for capturing our daughter, so I did the gentlemanly thing and bought her a Nikon D7000 from BestBuy. It was an AMAZING deal – $650 blowout (including tax), with a nice 18-140mm kit lens and camera bag and fast 16 gb memory card.
“That’s for you. I’ll never use it,” she says. How insulting!
She almost never uses it. [Read more…] about Arbitrage, expensive hobbies, and financial independence