Aug 20

Lessons From an Apple Tree

I came home from work yesterday, and on the way to the front door I grabbed a couple of apples from my apple tree. I didn’t think much of it until later when eating the delicious fruit. It was picked at just the right time; sweet and crisp, a flawless perfection of nature. I tried …

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Aug 10

Making America Great: One Podcast at a Time

  I don’t have any new writing today, but I did have a great chat with Josh Mettle over at the Physician Financial Success Podcast. Josh is a…well…now that I think of it I don’t really know what he does. Something boring like mortgages or some such thing. Well we didn’t talk about anything that …

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Aug 04

The Power of No

No is the most powerful word in the English language. Ask any 3 year old. This is a major part of our development as humans, to realize we have the power to resist rather than simply go along with everything the world wants from us. It is an awesome super power and as children we …

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Jul 20

Why We Ignore the Important Things In Life

We stopped at the base of the gently sloping gravel road and looked back for my wife and daughter. Being dudes, and having to prove our awesomeness for no other reason than we are guys, my son and I went flying down the gravel road on our bikes trying to prove we were king of …

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Jul 14

A simple Path to Wealth: Book Review

When I heard one of my favorite bloggers was coming out with a book I was very excited, but when I found out I could get an advanced copy and spew my opinion of it on the internet  I couldn’t wait to get started. Now I’m not normally a ‘book review guy’. In fact I …

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Jul 09

Your Most Valuable Financial Asset

  One thing people sometimes underestimate is just how valuable their mental well being is, specifically how this affects their ability to work. Although I’m an advocate for early financial freedom and the ability to retire by 40, there are many who will be most happy working a long and satisfying career. Burning out from …

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Jul 06

Summer Vacation

Happy summer fellow philosophers!   As you may have noticed I haven’t posted anything in a while, as I have been busy enjoying the first part of summer exploring southern Germany and the Czech Republic.  It’s been 15 years since I’ve been to Europe and I didn’t want to spend too much time writing. I …

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Jun 11

Comfort is Fear in Disguise

  All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal I recently had an epiphany I want to share with you.   As I mentioned in my blog post last week I recently attended a several day long retreat geared towards people seeking early financial independence.  I …

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Jun 04

A Walk In The Woods

The Walk Well it wasn’t really a walk, more like a vigorous hike. I guess it was a walk. We walked/hiked about 9 miles total with 3000 feet of elevation gain in less than 4 miles of climbing. I was not all that well prepared for the walk with my thick cotton pants and running …

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May 25

Radical State of the Blog

Hello readers. I have nothing new or insightful written for you today, but I did want to let you know about my recent interview with Joshua Sheats on the Radical Personal Finance Podcast. It was a wide ranging discussion on many topics but focused on career burnout and what to do about it. We talked …

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