Browsing category: How to Think

It does not make a lick of difference who wins the presidential elections in 2016. The president is largely inconsequential in our lives; don’t get roped into a corrupt political process that thrives on emotional dialog and empty promises. By the way, this is about as political as I will ever get here on the […]
It’s guest post Monday! Side Hustle veteran Claudia from the blog is dropping by today to give us three lessons to know before considering your next (or first!) side hustle. Do you have a side hustle? Are you thinking about starting a side hustle?  I imagine you’re reading this post because either you’re considering […]
I need to level with you, kids. The large majority of the stuff that you learn in K-12 will never apply to your life. You won’t need it. It’s rubbish. There, I said it. Heck, the reason why I’ve “never been much of a reader” was due to school. In school, we read uninteresting, sleep-inducing […]
Cell phones are quickly becoming the bane of our existence. They consume us. We feel lost without them. God forbid that something happens to them. Admit it, we tend to feel that when our phone breaks, a part of US breaks along with it. Just for giggles, I conducted an experiment driving home from the gym […]

Do we deserve early retirement?

Published September 26, 2016  

I came across an interesting article the other week written by a guy named Jacob Jolibois about deserving what you want. The article was genuine and intriguing, but also sparked a question that I’ve toyed with in the back of my mind for quite some time. Do we “deserve” early retirement? Jacob writes about Jay […]

What I would tell my 23-year old self about life

Published September 21, 2016  

Last week, one of my readers asked me an interesting question: Knowing what you know now, what would you tell your 23-year old self? I answered with the importance of saving money early and building a foundation for which to be happy, yada yada. I now realize this was a nonsense answer. If I’m honest, […]

From the Tetons to the oceans, we must be mobile!

Published September 19, 2016  

Most of you know that my wife and I vacationed in Colorado a couple weeks ago. We stayed in a lakeside home near Grand Lake, Colorado for a week and enjoyed some time away from the brutal heat that continues to envelop the desert southwest. A bed of fog drifted peacefully over the lake every […]

The Friday Feast ~ the 16th of September

Published September 16, 2016  

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky. Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs. In this episode of […]

The secret to becoming a successful mofo

Published September 14, 2016   Tags: ,

Just don’t be an asshole. Okay, while true, that doesn’t exactly tell the whole story. Being successful is slightly more involved than avoiding the qualities of an asshole or asshat. Yes, you shouldn’t be one. But, what else? What is the secret to success, and can anybody reach success? First, success means different things to […]

How a 24-hour work week might not solve the problem

Published September 12, 2016  

My wife came home the other day and told me about a conversation she had at work, and let’s just say it piqued my interest. They talked about the traditional 40-hour work week and what they might do with their time if they only had to work, say, 24 hours a week – or three days. […]