If catchy headlines have you itching to read “How I achieved FI in X amount of steps (X being less than 10)” in hopes that you can replicate those same exact steps, STOP, chances are you’re not going to copy someone else’s path to financial independence. Watching Creed – or Creed II, won’t turn you into Mike Tyson any more than watching The Founder will teach you how to … [Read more...] about The New Snake Oil
Looking at the quarterly statement, I shake my head, disappointment mixed with a small sense of despair considering what could have been. You see, among the many great qualities Mother taught me, there are some moments which stand tall among the rest. There was the time she went to work in crutches after spraining her ankle. Off she went walking crutch-ing her way, half a mile … [Read more...] about 178 Years To Save Your Way To $1 Million
There are few things that irritate me more than having to stand in line. It’s the reason why I still keep my EZPass years removed from the sale of my car. When I started traveling domestically and I saw how long the TSA line could become, I immediately paid the $85 for TSA Pre (no more removing shoes for me!). International travel introduced me to customs and immigration, and … [Read more...] about Don’t make it difficult for me to spend my money.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde A couple of days before the start of my junior semester at college, I was in the middle of giving my room a total makeover. You see, I had already received my student loan refund check and the dollars were burning a hole in my pocket. After I had set aside … [Read more...] about Comparison is the Death of Happiness: For a Dime and Penny
Life is not fair You have your degree and are filled with nothing but optimism and you feel as if the world is your oyster. Remember the size of your graduation class? They have that same optimism too, and it’s just not them. Think of all the new graduates nationwide, and the pool is only getting bigger as there’s a new class walking across the stage every year. What does … [Read more...] about Five Life Lessons for my Younger Self