You Can Invest – Right Now

You Can Invest Right Now

A Mighty Investor is not just someone who owns stocks, index funds, or other financial assets. Yes, we love investing in financial assets and building a giant financial buffer.  But a Mighty Investor is much more than that. Don’t have any money?  Here’s where to start investing. How’s your health?  Invest in it.  Seriously.  Go […]

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Zig When Others Zag–Go Countercyclical

Zig Zag Go Counter-cyclical

When I was a kid, I loved celebrating Christmas.  The shiny presents.  A stocking hanging over the fireplace.  Small, colorful lights wending their way around the Christmas tree…. There was just one thing.  Santa Claus made a big exception for our family.  I didn’t know this at the time, but Santa often came to the […]

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Plant. Cultivate. Harvest.

Plant, Cultivate, Harvest - The Way To Go

Somewhere along the way, as modern life shifted from an agricultural society to what we have today (should I call it a consumer society?), the basic rhythm that defines rural life, “plant, cultivate, harvest” was lost to many of us.  Instead we embrace a “want, get” ethic.  The problem is that in life many areas […]

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That Smug Upper Middle Class Mindset

That Smug Upper Middle Class Mindset

This post might offend you.  So be it.  I want to shift your thinking. When I first became a diplomat, I was working insane hours.  Honestly, it was sort of funny.  I had had this notion that federal government jobs were cushy and that an air of permanent vacation would pervade the work environment.  That misconception […]

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Challenge Your Assumptions About Christmas

My sister and I give each other roughly $20 in gifts individually each Christmas.  The rest of my family gives maybe a smidge more, but not much. Are you giving gifts valued deep into the hundreds or thousands of dollars? Cool if you want to, but you don’t have to…..  Nobody even has to know […]

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