2 Year Chart of DBA, courtesy of Yahoo Finance

Pivot: Rethinking our Exposure to Agricultural Commodities

While it may feel like the IS family fell off the planet, we are actually alive and well. Insanely and unnecessarily busy, but well. The posts have been sparse over the last couple months, and my blogging motivation has been low, but we are doing well. In the near future I’ll write an update about what we’ve been doing, and what’s next, but today’s post is really about just one thing. My latest mistake :) So long as we are alive, we will continue to make mistakes. (Sure beats the alternative, right?!) Well we’ve been directly exposed to agricultural commodities for a couple years now, and I am rethinking the logic behind it. Continue reading


2017- An Eye to The Future

It is 2017, and we are cautiously optimistic about the new year. The last few weeks were full of Christmas preparations and a trip to visit family out of state. While this winter has been unseasonably warm in Florida, with temperatures rising into the 80s Fahrenheit most afternoons, I was shocked to notice that the temperature was consistently above 50 degrees Fahrenheit on our recent trip to the Midwest. I hope this doesn’t mean we are in for a whole summer of hot and dry weather……. Continue reading

Binary World

We just came up for air, and realized that it’s been two weeks since we last posted on the IncomeSurfer.com. I is my intention to post a minimum of once per week, so I apologize for the delay. Over the past two weeks we have been preparing the house to sell, getting over yet another cold, and trying to move past the loss of friends/family. You’re not hear to read a sob story, so I won’t pour it all out….but with the loss of a kid I helped raise and a colleague……the last few weeks has definitely taken the wind out of our sails. Continue reading