I was fortunate enough to study abroad while I was getting my undergraduate degree. I went to Cambridge University in England, which was one of the best experiences in my life. If you need some proof, just look at the view I saw every day. Cambridge was about a 45-minute train ride from London. My … Continue reading 3 tips to “mind the gap”
How many times have you fallen into the trap of thinking, "I'll be happy when..."? I'll be happy when I... graduate, get a raise, make 6-figures, get married, have a perfect marriage, get in shape, have $X in my bank account, have a nicer house, drive a nicer car, don't have to work as many hours, get a better job, get my house paid off, finish this week/month/year, have a net worth of $X, get more vacation, or retire.
How many times lately have you heard how prohibitively expensive college is? It seems impossible to make it out of college without being neck-deep in debt. With ever rising tuition, books, meal plans, rent, clubs, intramural sports, and other fees... always more fees. If you don't have filthy rich parents or a full-ride scholarship can … Continue reading 6 ways I hacked college, and you can too
People are always wondering, "where should I invest my money first?" You have 401K's, Traditional IRA's, Roth IRA's, Brokerage Accounts, Debt payoff, Student Loans, Mortgages, Hedge Funds, Crowd-Sourced Investing, hard money lending, Real Estate, Treasuries, Savings Accounts, Businesses, cryptos, and I'm sure I'm still missing some. If you ask 100 different people, you'll probably get … Continue reading The 8 steps for investing
There are easily 14 Cinderella movies floating around my house. Thanks to the two princesses in this house, who typically call the shots on what we watch, I have seen most of them (and secretly love them...but don't tell them that). Cinderella's Meet Cute (go watch The Holiday) In a scene in the most recent … Continue reading Cinderella and the 5 fallacies of consumerism
Make no mistake about it, I am a beginner on the FI expertise spectrum. I have an unfathomable amount of ground to cover and material to learn. Thankfully, consuming FI information has been liberating. Sure, it has helped me recognize just how much of a novice I am at this, but every article gives me one … Continue reading Increase your saving’s interest rate by 100x
Earlier this week, I received a phone call from my mom. Most of the time she calls, it's at a time I should be free, but this call came right in the middle of the work day. Because of my workload, I was unable to answer. Whenever she calls at an obscure time, part of … Continue reading Brain cancer disruption
I’m impulsive. Over and over in my life, I prove to myself (and to my wife) that my natural tendency is to act on a whim before thinking. This surfaces in different ways, but particularly often as something I call “squirrel syndrome.” For example, one minute I am sitting at the kitchen table, plugging away … Continue reading 5 Ways to punch a marketer in the …