“Why were the Mesopotamians able to make technological developments that would eventually change the world?”. It was 2004 and I was sitting in my honors US history class in my first week of Junior year. My teacher started the year off with this question, and I was already falling asleep. Meso-what? I wasn’t the brightest … Continue reading Efficiency is bogus… unless
Not too long ago, I was on Facebook reading a post from one of the few personal finance communities I am a part of. The post I was reading discussed cars, and whether or not you should fork out more dough to get a newer car in order to have the latest and greatest safety … Continue reading What is your financial blindspot?
Crowdfunding has received a lot of attention over the past several years. Who doesn't like the idea of cool products and businesses getting funded by thousands of investors online, but has this medium evolved into a credible investment/ funding vehicle? Some of the biggest names in the game are Lending Club, Prosper, Zopa, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, … Continue reading Is peer-to-peer lending right for me?
The only constant thing about Corporate America is change. Restructuring, layoffs, new roles, different bosses, ever-changing goals and objectives, etc. My life as a Financial Analyst is no different. After a layoff some months ago, I was sitting in my first staff meeting, with many people I’d never met before. We opened up the meeting … Continue reading Why you should live your life on the edge
You’re at work on a Wednesday afternoon, you’re hustling because you only have two hours until the big presentation. You work down to the wire, but right before the meeting starts, you’re ready, you’ve done it! It might not be perfect, you wish you had more time, you always do, but at least you won't … Continue reading You’ll never have enough time or money, here’s why
My favorite personal finance book is Richest Man in Babylon. I love the book because it is a relatively quick read, with easily understood principles taught through parables. But there's always been one thing that has stuck out to me. Multiple times through the author discusses savings rates, early on he writes, “A part of … Continue reading The problem with financial rules of thumb
A few days ago, I was sitting at work with co-workers, and we were discussing a guy whom most of us had never met before. Why? Because he is truly living a life on the edge. He is a freelance photographer who has improved his craft to the point that he can make enough money … Continue reading Easy decisions- hard life, hard decisions- easy life