I'm not a financial expert. I've never worked in the banking, finance, or investment industry. I'm an arm-chair advice dispenser trying to keep money from being a source of worry in my life. This is an open letter to folks seeking financial independence. May you realize happiness now and not wait until some magic number as a pre-requisite. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Anyone Seeking Financial Independence
Life Purpose and Lifestyle
Your lifestyle and life purpose are the crucial variables that often get lost in the figures and spreadsheets of personal finance. Topics range from relationships to avoiding regrets and limiting social media consumption.
How about this, readers? Just in time for the holidays, a post about why a Disney film from 2018 got me so fired up. Let's hash out the reasons why Star Wars The Last Jedi sucks. And then, we'll predict whether J.J. Abrams can revitalize the flailing saga with December's Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. From what I've heard, I'm already incredibly skeptical. The punchline is … [Read more...] about The Last Jedi Sucks? (Some Redemption After Rise of Skywalker)
You must've seen this one coming. Not winter, but this post that's going to include crap about Denmark again. Apologies in advance, but I'm playing out the string on them fancy Danes once more. Let's see if we upper Midwestern and Canadian types can learn something useful, like how to survive when winter starts (especially the cold and dark variety) with Hygge. You can call … [Read more...] about How to Survive When Winter Starts
Today's post is a special "repeat" of sorts. Special, because it's a duet featuring blogger friend Amanda Kruse and yours truly. I wanted to stitch these two pieces together to underscore why true wealth is having no regrets. It'd been a project on the side of my desk for far too long. After reading an extremely heartbreaking story on LinkedIn this past week, I had to get this … [Read more...] about True Wealth Is Having No Regrets
This thing on my wrist. Why did I choose to put it there? What possible good can come from strapping on some electronic tagging device to my person? After logging thousands of steps, I'm debating is having a Fitbit Charge 3 strapped to my wrist 24x7 worth the $150? I bought my Charge 3 about two months ago. After a long winter with less than ideal exercise habits, I felt I … [Read more...] about Is a Fitbit Worth It? An Honest Review of the Charge 3