I've got to admit, I have nothing to complain about when it comes to my salary. At least not at this stage of my career. It's been a long but fairly prosperous journey since I graduated from a dominant Big10 school back in the mid-90s. I started out making a hefty salary of $27,500 in the technology sector. Back then, I figured the top earners made oh.. maybe $100,000 a year..? Boy, was I aiming low... Looking back made me curious. If I had a … [Read more...] about How Much Money Do Top Earners Make?
Life Purpose and Lifestyle
Have you had enough of personal finance bloggers coming at you with their physical fitness makeovers? No? Well fine then. Cuz I'm about to fire up a few paragraphs on why pull-ups are good for you. After all, they are the end-all and be-all of strength exercises. And as a bonus, yours truly is going to be pulling another stunt (i.e., experiment) over the next several months. Let's get ready to pull our weight, slackers!!! Pull-ups are … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Pull-ups (Not the Diaper Variety)
An article on Yahoo! Finance caught my eye this past week: 4 millionaire money habits to teach your kids, by Jeanie Ahn. I thought the advice was pretty good. Boiled down, you simply coach your kids to save, understand compounding, avoid frivolous spending, and be charitable. We can get behind that, right? Take these four pillars of smart personal finance and find ways to impress upon those little impressionable minds. My question is whether … [Read more...] about Should You Teach Your Children How to be Millionaires?
Thanks to being an urban planning major in college, I have a pretty good pulse on how cities develop, change, decline, and gentrify over time. Fair to say that some cities are better than others when it comes to emergency response times, access to clean, potable water, and parks. If I had a choice over where to retire, I would probably look for a mountain retreat, far away from the city AND the suburbs. But this is a post about the lesser of … [Read more...] about City vs. Suburbs: Why the City Always Wins
Happiness? What is this elusive feeling we chase like a cat after a laser pointer. We're nuts about the topic. In a society that has all the material wealth it could possibly need, we come up short. Combine happiness and purpose on the other hand... We're bombarded with countless books on the subject. The Dali Lama has seemingly cornered the market. If you haven't read a book on how to be happier in the last few years, something's wrong with … [Read more...] about Happiness? Better to Pursue Purpose and Struggle Instead