One of the obvious trade-offs with financial independence ("FI") is you work your tail off for some time to achieve leisure time later. A lot of folks fall into the trap of chasing more and more $$ and material things, and well, they're just wired that way. So instead of reaching some novel retirement at 45 or even 55, they continue to work because I guess it's part of who they … [Read more...] about Time Management Ain’t Easy
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Once in a blue moon, I get asked to review a new publication here on Abandoned Cubicle. It's a reasonable request since I get a free book out of the deal. If the book is decent, I get a few hours of entertainment. Even better when the entertainment is coupled with valuable life lessons. Happy Money by Ken Honda meets both criteria, I'm happy to say. The full title of the … [Read more...] about Happy Money by Ken Honda: A Book Review
This post is all about how this author, for a New York minute, thought about getting a high-cost hair transplant. And how, after a free consult with the transplant experts, and more importantly, his wife, he opted OUT. Let's face it: Getting older has its benefits. In most cases, you can't help but become at least a little wiser. The ups and downs of life level off a bit, … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Costly Hair Transplant
Pop quiz: How much money do U.S. top 1% income earners make? $500,000 per year? $5,000,000? I believe most of us don't have a clue. How far off are my guesstimates? If being in the top 1% is a goal, should households aim for such staggering incomes? Is that a purpose-driven objective worth chasing? Let's have a look at what the data tells … [Read more...] about How Much Income Does the Top 1% Make in the U.S.A.?
Now that we're back from vacation and the kids are off to school, it's predictable ... inevitable ... that summer is abandoning us. Knowing how to take a great photo every time the opportunity strikes is a useful skill in an age where cameras are a quaint relic of the past. At any rate, we'll soon be greeted with weekends of iffy weather. The kind of weather that keeps us … [Read more...] about How to Take a Great Photo Every Time