Thanks for stopping by! I’m taking the path less traveled in the American financial world. Instead of spending more to show off my shiny toys to my neighbors, I’m spending less, investing more, working less, and living more. Care to join me?
Essentialism: Less But Better
Here's my theme for this phase of life. My problems lie not in having too little time, but in having too many commitments and not really spending my time on the things that are most valuable. I think this type of problem becomes more apparent the busier we get, and the more children we have. Then, it becomes all the more important that we confront this reality and slay the beast of busyness in order to preserve what matters in life.
You’ve Got To Neglect Something
This video literally changed my life. As Americans, we just assume that we have to keep up with ALL of the various priorities that our neighbors have, even if it means neglecting the very things that give us life and joy. The busier we get with life and kids, the more important it is for us to really define our priorities. I'm going on a mountain bike ride today instead of mowing my lawn, and that's OK, because what I REALLY value is staying fit and breathing fresh air, and on my death bed I promise I will never regret having an unkept lawn! (This is just one example)
On this blog, I talk a lot about how consumerism, debt, and a misunderstanding of money can suck the life out of you. While we're on the topic of having the life sucked out of you, let's not neglect this equally draining culprit: Information Overload.
This article is a must read for
This site rocks the Classic Responsive Skin for Thesis.