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Category Archives for "Mindset"

The Pitfalls of Financial Freedom

The Pitfalls of Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom.  Ahhhhh.  It beckons like an oasis on the horizon. But let me tell you what financial freedom doesn’t automatically provide: Context.  If you are just living off of investment income, you aren’t necessarily part of something larger, a context or theme for your life. Tribe.  Related to the first point, if you are […]

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Spend More Money, Be Happier

Spend More Money, Be Happier

In the personal finance space and discussions of financial independence, so much of the conversation is about how to save money strategically.  Indeed, I’ve written quite a lot about smart saving, including, here, here, and here.  (Bonus video here.)  However, life is life.  And some things really do bring joy.  Sometimes you need to Spend […]

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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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