This is the time of year when the locker rooms at the gym are a little less crowded, the change from wine to nighttime tea switches back to wine, and the morning meal preparation for the day reverts to the sandwich shop. As we near the end of the second month of the year, financial… Continue reading How's Your New Year's Resolution Going?
Sacrificing now for the future is a conundrum of personal finance. The act of delaying happiness seems antithetical to being in the moment. Saving more money now, should lead to more fun and more financial freedom later. Opposition to this mindset is that tomorrow (and even the next breath) is never guaranteed. Why be obsessed… Continue reading How To Plan AND Be In The Moment
The title of this post comes from a quote in a recent podcast with Dax Shepard and Sam Harris that I’ll attempt to expand upon for all our financial well-beings. Sam was referencing that a life mission should be geared more towards tranquility and contentment versus the pursuit of happiness or the avoidance of sadness. … Continue reading Tranquility Needs Rebranding
Making more money is less about more relationships, more customers, more raises at work, and more on your calendar. These are short-term solutions, that yes, will infuse your bank account. However, they fall short of addressing long-term wealth concepts. Long-term wealth focuses on concepts of quality, efficiency, and self-awareness. Long-term thinking helps build and sustain… Continue reading Make More Money By Doing Less
One of my favorite articles this year came from industry colleague, Michael Batnick: Stop Counting Other People's Money. He succinctly makes the point that all our purchases are some sort of compromise and that these decisions are nothing more than an indication of our priorities. One step further, all our priorities are different, and consequently,… Continue reading 50 Shades Of Retirement