September, 2015 Archive

★ Busyness is a Kind of Debt

“If attention is a kind of currency, our culture has a habit of living in debt.”...

Debt, Something To Think About

Debt, Something To Think About

★ Quiz: How Bad Do You Want to Pay Off Your Debt?

“Take this simple survey, and then let’s analyze what you’d be willing to do and what you’re not willing to do to pay off your debts.”...

Making Money, Something To Think About

★ Big Picturing

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with money, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with pursuing more of it, if doing so will help you become more you, and allow you to do more of what makes you feel alive. … Just make sure you know why you’re pursuing it. That you see the big...

Investing, Something To Think About

★ How Unicorns Helped Me Beat the Market

“It’s both easy and difficult to build wealth. The easy part is investing in either index funds or stocks. The difficult part is holding and having patience.”...

Frugality, Kick-ass Ideas, Saving Money

★ My “200 Days of Nothing New” Challenge

“I decided that instead of fueling the machine, I was going to try to live off of its waste… And I was successful. For 200 days, I was able to get everything I needed pre-owned, except for groceries, basic toiletries, and a pair of new rock climbing shoes (I added a day at the end...

★ Are Goals Garbage?

“A dream without the shorter-term actions will remain a dream; never becoming a reality. However, consistently completing (sometimes painful) short-term actions is incredibly difficult without a longer-term purpose in mind.”...

★ Hey Baby, Can I Get Your (Retirement) Number?

“For Retirement Planning, there are four very simple equations to determine how much a person needs to retire. The ultimate “nest egg” question.”...

Budgeting, Frugality, Making Money

★ The Myth of The Endless More

“I have a sneaking suspicion that being frugal means something different now than what it used to mean. Nowadays, I would venture for most people the definition is: Frugality is not spending more than you earn. How the hell did we get here? In previous generations, not spending more than...

★ Financial Spaghetti

“Everything in your financial life fits into one of these quadrants… Just the act of untangling a complicated mess like this is helpful because it isolates each pile so you can examine it.”...

★ A Lesson From Mark Zuckerberg

“When I look back over the last 10 years, one of the questions that I ask myself is, why were we the ones to help do this? And I think a lot of what it comes down to is, we just cared more.”...