I’m going to be heading out to Manila early next week, so in the meantime I’ve been busy: meeting up with people, taking care of errands, packing, etc… I haven’t gotten around to doing this, but I really wanted to take the time out to say:
A few weeks back, I set up a donate button and wrote a quick short blog post about it…
To my surprise, I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from: readers, friends, family, etc…
For instance, @Tommy (founder of CEO.CA) was kind enough to make a very generous donation to the site and offer some kind, encouarging words… I don’t mean to call anyone out, in particular, but damn that was pretty humbling!
So, yeah, that’s awesome stuff (not to mention surreal)!
And I’ve gotten a few readers who have signed up for monthly contributions as well (amazing!)…
Around the time of the post, I did get some inquiries about setting up donations to the site via cryptocurrencies (obviously a superior choice since most of the alternative payment methods out there nickel and dime you and me both all day and night long)…
Please forgive me for putting this off for so long (I don’t mean to seem ungrateful because I am genuinely touched by all this); I did get around to FINALLY setting up some crypto wallets, which you can find the public keys for below:
So, there it is!
Seriously, I really appreciate all the kind words and support from everyone! All this positive energy really just makes me want to step up my game and produce even better content in the future… I’m really hoping that a change of scenery will do me a world of good and motivate/inspire me to aim for more in life…
Here’s one thing that I’ve been contemplating for awhile now, and a recent conversation with a close friend is encouraging me to just go ahead and do it already…
Setup a bi-weekly/monthly “newsletter” for “subscribers” (i.e. donors).
This would be supplementary material to complement the regular updates on this blog… I honestly haven’t spent much time thinking things through yet, but my idea right now is to provide general market updates/thoughts via e-mail on the investments that I currently own and other opportunities that I’m watching… Obviously, mining stocks (gold, silver, clean energy/EV metals, uranium, etc.) are my main focus right now, so those topics will be at the forefront in the near-term… Most likely, eventually I’ll cover cryptocurrencies as well, we’ll see…
This “newsletter” will differ from the “Reshuffling the Deck” posts since I’ll talk about pretty much whatever is going on at the time, regardless if I’m actually buying/selling anything…
It could be something along the lines of: “I spoke to management this week and found out X, Y, Z… so now I’m thinking…”
And of course, whatever else “subscribers” want to hear about… I’m very open to suggestions and feedback!
You get the idea… but certainly no buy/sell recommendations since I NEVER give out investment advice… period! Just raw thoughts from someone who tries and follows the markets closely, even though I’m dead wrong a lot of the times and don’t really know shit about anything…
It’ll be my way of giving back something a little extra to all the: friends, family, readers, etc. who have generously donated to and are supporting this site on a regular basis. 🙂
I’ll try and mix in a little alpha spec stuff (spicy sauce), but will probably fixate mostly on beta investment ideas… Straight up — This blog has ALWAYS been about early FI and how to escape the rat race… Most of my best friends are all still working stressful/chaotic/nightmarish jobs and are deeply entrenched in the rat race… looking for a way out… I’m well aware of that and cognizant to the reality that many of my readers don’t have the time/energy/bandwidth/interest to follow up on a lot of this stuff 24/7… These folks typically can’t buy/sell something instantly right after a fresh news release hits because they’re probably too caught up in the lab/meeting somewhere…
It’s all about balance, but I gotta put myself in those busy-bee working shoes again and try and formulate a content plan that gravitates more towards the working professional type of audience… Short-term “buy and flip quickly” speculations probably won’t resonate so strongly… Naturally, this means more of an emphasis needs to be placed on beta investment ideas (which in theory should be much more proven and less volatile) that are more or less speculations on a broader macro picture… If you’re all about alpha (e.g. early-stage exploration mining stocks), this newsletter probably won’t be your cup of tea…
Anyway, this will be something new and exciting!
More details to emerge as this thing takes flight… The first issue should be ready to go and delivered to inboxes next Friday (from Manila)!
In regards to “subscription price”? Honestly, I have no idea what would be considered “fair market value” for my crappy work… It’s entirely up to you, if you’re interested… If you would like to “subscribe” to this new “newsletter” simply make a one-time (or recurring) donation to this site via PayPal:
For cryptos, here are the public keys again:
With cryptos in particular, just be sure to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting me know that you made a donation (i.e. source of the incoming funds and the amount) and provide your preferred e-mail address (this is where the newsletter will be sent to).
Again, this “newsletter” is just meant to be something extra for the generous donors who are helping support all the free content on here (blog posts, podcasts, etc.)… It’s my way of saying THANK YOU!!!
Thanks again everyone!