Some of the most common advice we're given is just "do your best." It might be in regards to an interview, athletics, job, or advice you get from your mom when you vent about a current struggle. I used to think this was good advice, but recently, I've decided this is actually terrible advice. Why, … Continue reading The danger of always “doing your best”
People frequently wonder, "how much should I be saving?" You want to make sure you're saving "enough," but is there such a thing as saving too much? How do you decide how much that is? In most cases, people under-save, but there are also outlying cases that people over-save to the point that it actually … Continue reading How much should I spend to be happy?
In 2017 I graduated with my MBA in Finance and then went to work for a Fortune 50 company as a Senior Financial Analyst. When I would tell people where I worked and what I was doing, many would be impressed. According to conventional wisdom, I had made it. I was working for a market … Continue reading 5 reasons why I joined a startup
For my 9-5 job, I work as a financial analyst for a Fortune 50 company. This company spends billions of dollars each year in order to manufacture high-end technology. My job is to forecast depreciation for the entire company. I'm going to get a little "financy" here for a minute, so hang with me-- I … Continue reading Be careful before you lay the concrete
A couple specific events have played a major role in shaping me and setting me on the path to financial independence. The first was meeting and marrying my frugal wife, the second was reading The Richest Man in Babylon. When I first read this book back in 2014, I remember being glued to the pages. … Continue reading Financial lessons from the ancient world
Do you hate budgeting? Do you wonder where all your money went at the end of every month? Follow these 5 simple steps to get your spending under control today.
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”