Lately I’ve become interested in stock investing, particularly in dividend-paying stocks. In the past I had always avoided investing directly in stocks, assuming I didn’t have the skill to do so effectively. However, I may be changing my mind.
Up until now I’ve put most of my money in various mutual funds, mostly with [...]
I’m at a dangerous point in my journey. I’ve set some achievable simplicity goals for myself (cut back spending and intelligently invest savings with a goal of early retirement, massively declutter the house, rise earlier in the mornings for exercise and prayer/reading, cut out TV watching, etc.). I’ve gathered the low-hanging fruit, and now [...]
I’m guessing most of us “adults” believe we left peer pressure behind in high school. My experience says otherwise. I look at how I live and what I’ve spent money on, and it becomes obvious that most of it is the result of caving to peer pressure, of trying to “fit in”, or just [...]
In the George Clooney movie Up in the Air, a groom having pre-wedding jitters asks Clooney’s character, “What’s the point?” He wants to know more than what’s the point of getting married. He’s really asking what’s the point of life. Why do we get up every day and keep struggling against what often seems [...]
I had an Amazon.com gift card left over from Christmas, and I really didn’t know what to do with it. I had planned to purchase some new camera gear, but I decided to just make do with my current camera and lenses. I really didn’t want to buy any new books due to my [...]