Financial Independence: More Debt for less freedom?

We are at a very interesting time in our financial journey. Under any other circumstance, I’d say we’d climbed to the top of mountain. I’ve achieved the asset position and passive income that I’d set out too get . But we have an accompanying pile of debt to repay.  [Read more...]

My Venture Portfolio Q1 2014 Update

My Venture Portfolio experiment has been rolling on since mid Q4 2013. So how has it been doing?. Has it been a worthwhile experiment thus far? Here’s my update.  [Read more...]

My Dividend Portfolio Q1 2014 Update

Q1 2014 dividends are in!  This update summarizes portfolio progress year to date for 2014.  [Read more...]

Is there any value out there?

As the stockmarket continues to soar, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find reasonable value. My interest has been attracted to a couple of stocks recently, but I’m increasingly of the view that the lack of value that’s around is delivering a message that’s becoming harder to ignore.  [Read more...]

Home buying: It’s closing time!

Well, we are almost at the end of our house hunting journey. In 1 weeks time, we’ll officially be owners of a new place. I tell you though, it’s been a lot of work and finessing financial plans!  [Read more...]

Inspiration for great investment ideas

Identifying and shortlisting great investment candidates is sometimes a struggle. It’s hard to know where to start. Truth of the matter is that great investment ideas are all around you.  [Read more...]

Weeding out some bad investment habits

2013 was a great year for the Integrator 50k portfolio in terms of dividend growth and stock returns. However there were a few things that didn’t go as I’d like. 2014 is the year to fix some of these problems [Read more...]

Early Retirement: What’s our Roadmap?

I’ve been seeing a lot of new articles about early retirees recently who have been clocking out from full time work. Intriguingly, these are folks that are in their early 30′s, mid 30′s and even early 40′s. It’s a topic that has been coming up recently in the Integrator household. [Read more...]

Monthly Money – January 2014

I’ve been a real slacker with the mid week money round ups, so much so I’ve had to now make these Monthly Money posts. Unfortunately I’m a bit late on January, I hope to rectify this in future ! [Read more...]

My Venture Portfolio Update

It’s been a few months since I started my Venture fund. I wanted to take the time to provide a brief update on some happenings within the fund.

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