Why doing less is often more

It’s been awhile since I sat down to write a new article. Most of what I have posted lately have been timely re-posts of “old” content (AR is less than 1 year old). Now that my kids are in school, I *should* have all sorts of time on my hands. However, between picking up a… Continue reading Why doing less is often more

Pursuing your passion isn’t quite right – do this instead.

I just finished an incredible read in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is a small, brilliantly crafted fable, in which you follow the main character Santiago on his quest for a hidden treasure that he has literally just dreamt about. To pursue his “Personal Legend,” Santiago follows the omens as they lead him on… Continue reading Pursuing your passion isn’t quite right – do this instead.

The FIRE Insights Survey #3

The FIRE Insights Survey Welcome to the third ever FIRE Insights Survey! Last month’s survey was really fun to put together and again received a great response from those who participated and others who didn’t. The goal of the survey is to measure interest/blogger sentiment in various asset classes over time, highlight great content, and source advice/recommendations… Continue reading The FIRE Insights Survey #3

Create life mantras and goals, to enjoy life and increase happiness

Using mantras and goals to keep you on track with what really matters. A few years ago, I started to create a Life Crafting notebook. It sounds important, but it was simply created using the Notes app on my phone to jot down things I wanted to remember to better my life. My Life Crafting… Continue reading Create life mantras and goals, to enjoy life and increase happiness

A letter from my 80 year old self

The best motivation comes from one person: yourself Last year during my mini-retirement, I picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. The Artist’s Way is a 12 week program mainly intended for artists to re-harness their creativity. Even though I am not an “artist” in the traditional sense, the actual program and exercises… Continue reading A letter from my 80 year old self