I hate budgets. Budgets feel like arbitrary handcuffs placed on my lifestyle. When I choose not to buy something, I don’t like to imagine it is because I put together a budget. Instead, I prefer to think it is because I step outside of the consumer matrix for a moment to realize I don’t need […]
We live in a society that takes pride in hard work. We look up to the person who rolls up their sleeves and puts in the long hours. While handling stress well and putting in long hours may correlate with success in our careers, stress and long hours are not a prerequisite to building wealth.
When we’re out of our comfort zone, it becomes increasingly difficult to hold true to our principles. At the end of last year, my girlfriend and I took a vacation to Hawaii. Naturally, we had to travel through a few airports on our way there and back. As is the case in our lives, we often find ways […]
Student loan debt has become a ball and chain for many recent grads. Student loans have been a blessing and curse in my own life. On one hand, this loan provided the financial means to earn an education, but on the other, the monthly loan repayments will keep me in debt for years to come.
When I’m about to make a small purchase, I often remember a phrase Ben Franklin wrote, “Small leaks will sink a great ship.” I pause a moment and ask myself if the purchase I’m considering will truly add value to my life. When we justify our expenses, I’d encourage you to take the following two steps […]