The Fastest Way to Go Broke

What is the quickest way for you to financially lose it all? Spend more than you make and go into credit card debt? Buy too much house, too much car, and then lose your job? Get divorced? No, the fastest way to go broke is…

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Get Rich by Not Playing Video Games

Get Rich by NOT Playing Video Games

Every era has problems that undermines people’s quality of life. The ancient era was plagued with violence before states were strong enough instill order and reduce crime via the police. The medieval era was rife with plagues and disease as populations grew faster than medical…

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Fear and Entrepreneurship

Fear & Entrepreneurship

TLDR: People have many fears starting a business, especially regarding money, time, difficulty and the competition. Many of these are overblown. “Be your own boss.” “Work for yourself.” “Do work that makes you happy, on your own hours.” If there is a dream in America…

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Started a Business

I Started a Business

Big changes have been afoot in the land of FIRE: I started a business! It’s been a hectic few weeks working on it in addition to my day job and other life activities, but I would like to take time today to share four lessons…

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Stock market losses

Saving Yourself From a Bad Trade

With the stock market looking weaker by the day, and omens of recession coming from every corner of the media, its time to take a look at what to do if you get caught in a bad trade. No one wants to be stuck in…

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Donation box

Getting Rich through Donating

I’m writing this blog post while doing my taxes. Or let’s be real, while procrastinating from doing my taxes! An idea came to mind while accounting for all of the things my last disaster of a tenant left behind when I evicted her. (For all…

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weight training

Weight Training 101

I was down in the dumps this last summer. I felt like I wasn’t making any headway in life, or doing anything particularly noteworthy that would change that situation. I don’t know how other people deal with depression, but whenever it happens to me I…

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A Lying Woman

Rental Horror Story #3: A Bad, Bad Lady

Dicken’s once wrote that “This is the best of times, this is the worst of times” and truer words have seldom been spoken. My life has been fantastic in many respects this year, but the rental situation with my latest tenant is horrific. Even worse,…

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