How I Invest: The Permanent Portfolio

My wife and I are trying to become financially independent and “retire” as early as we can. We’d like to be there by 35 but 40 may be a bit more realistic. The formula for retirement is much easier than you may think. Spend much less than you make … [Read more]

Treating Yourself: Standing Desk Review

As many of you know, before entering the corporate (cubicle) world I was a teacher in Korea and a barista in Australia. While I didn’t want either of those jobs to become my career, they did have a built-in health advantage: constant … [Read more]

Organize Your Life

These past weeks I have put in effort to organize my life. None of these ideas below are revolutionary but they have helped me feel more relaxed and productive. Feel free to read through and/or comment below with ways you stay organized. Inbox … [Read more]

Should I Buy A Rolex?

I’m an old man at heart. The oldest 28 year old I know. Being an old man, I like old things. Old things were made stronger and better than most of the items of today—cars clothing, shoes, furniture, homes and scotch to name a few. The word … [Read more]

Financially Independent By Forty

My wife and I will be financially independent by forty years old, probably sooner. While this will be a huge accomplishment; it shouldn’t prove to be incredibly difficult. Currently we try to spend around $1,500 per month but based on our last … [Read more]

The Art of Being Positive

Life is good. Forget that. Life is great. In the past I’ve caught myself being negative about certain aspects of my life but recently I’ve come to realize virtually none of my problems have a substantially negative impact on my life. What do we … [Read more]

Steveonomics Reading List

  Bloggers love lists, books and minimalism. I am no exception. I’ve always had a deep appreciation for books but over the past few years I realized just how much of a pain they are to transport and store, not to mention the price to … [Read more]

I Like Social Media Again

By the time Facebook was ready for the masses I was all over it. Zuckerberg is a couple years older than me so I was on the ground floor. What I great way to read up on people before actually meeting them? I felt like I was in an exclusive club since … [Read more]