After you discover your why, you need to re-examine your relationship with money. Are you using money as a tool? Or are you using money to plug a hole; fill something within yourself that never seems to be satisfied? See, you can have a poor relationship with money if you don’t understand its power, and its limitations, no matter your net-worth. There are millionaires that … [Read more...] about Before you take your first steps….
Personal Finance, as a whole, has several “Chicken and Egg” type debates. Roth vs. Traditional IRA, Big Wins vs. Small Wins, Renting or Buying a house. However, the truth is, these arguments are often debating the wrong thing. The important thing is Choice. Think about your typical day. When you wake up, you have a choice. Do I begin the day with a coffee at home, or a … [Read more...] about Paying the Iron Price
First Principles, in philosophy, has been used since the time of Aristotle to boil down facts to their bare minimum. First Principles takes a situation, and simplifies it again and again, until we find a truth that is self-evident. A fundamental truth. A truth that is so simple, that no one can doubt it. By boiling a hard situation down to its First Principles, we can make … [Read more...] about First Principles
Remember the circus when you were a kid? Oh, it was the coolest thing ever. You had trapeze artists in sparkly spandex doing things no human should have the right to do, knife throwers nearly impaling their significant others, clowns driving small children to tears, and elephants coming to steal peanuts out of the hands of those same crying children (Hard to believe anything … [Read more...] about The Audacity of Dreaming Big
Personal Finance isn’t just about making, or saving money. It should be about collecting your resources; about accumulating enough that you never have to make a decision based off of money again. At its heart, that’s the simple goal of financial independence; to never let money enter into the question of whether or not you want to do something. If you want to continue working … [Read more...] about Atlas