A couple of years ago I took a seasonal job in Berkeley, California. Like most things, I love diving right into the adventure without sorting out all the details ahead of time. In this case, I arrived with the job lined up, but not the housing. Being only a summer gig, I felt that if … Continue reading The Radiance of Giving
I'm concerned. I'm concerned because I'm one that gets all sorts of feels for the general well-being of others. It genuinely bothers me when I look around and I see folks who are struggling beyond measure. People who feel like no matter what they do, they can never get ahead; never "retire". Struggle and hardship … Continue reading A Brighter Future Through Us.
You're powerful. Don't let this year convince you otherwise. If you predicted the rollercoaster of chaos upon entering this year, then congratulations! I hope you used your foresight to help others along the way. On the other hand, a vast majority of us were clearly surprised/shocked by the unfolding events throughout this battleground we've endured. … Continue reading Certainty During The Uncertain
I type these words as I sit here with an upset stomach. We (anyone who researches actions needed for financial security) tend to see articles or books stating the steps needed to attain/earn one million dollars. You need to save this much each year.. You need to put your money in ______.. You have to … Continue reading Do You Want A Million Dollars?
Is there something missing in your life? Do you feel (un)fulfilled or have you checked in with yourself recently? Sometimes the questions we avoid asking ourselves, are the most important. Why? It's because they're scary. We're afraid of our own answers. Will what I say make me realize that I'm unhappy? Do I want to … Continue reading The Missing Piece
Saving up some cash for a "vacation" (I use this term loosely) can be difficult at times. I understand the feeling of watching your paycheck go into your bank account, and then leave soon after to pay bills. You start to wonder, where did all my money go? I couldn't have possibly spent everything I … Continue reading Why Traveling Has Benefited Both My Mind, and My Pocket
What do I mean when I say "investing"? Flashback to when I was a young chap in grade school which feels like half a millennia ago.. I learned something in biology class called "Energy Return on Investment". Obviously I have probably heard the word "investment" prior to biology class, but let's not make fun of … Continue reading Not Understanding the Power of Investment is Ruining Your Life, and Impacting Those Around You
Sunshine! Yes, that's you. Sunshine tends to put people in a pretty good mood. Unfortunately, depending on different atmospheric factors, it's not always sunny (even if you're in Philadelphia). It's a good thing I'm not just talking about the literal sunshine produced by that burning star in the sky. I'm talking about most anything that … Continue reading Sunshine
According to Wikipedia, the average age for an American male is 77.5 years old, and females live longer to be 82.1. I also read on some random website that the average age of retirement is 63. Now, you can do whatever you want with those numbers. For example, you can if you're a male, ask … Continue reading My One Year Plan