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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May 16

Welcome to the Age of Filtering

Historians like to break down civilization into revolutions or ages. These typically hinge on certain technologies or system changes that bring about massive societal change.   There are many ways to classify, but the way I see it the big ones were agriculture, industrialization, computers and, most currently, information. Let’s ignore the first three for …

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May 10

Decluttering 2.0 – Beyond The Basics

In a previous article I described my experiences with the Konmari method of decluttering. Eliminating unnecessary material things from your life is great, truly, but decluttering 2.0 is realizing there are many other things that are perhaps even more important to cull. The material things are easy because they are seen. Non-material clutter can be …

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May 04

Why You Are Not Living Up To Your Potential

  A few years ago I did an accidental experiment with quite remarkable results – and profound philosophical implications. Actually the experiment was not accidental, it was quite intentional, but I didn’t realize until afterwards what I was actually testing. I was a year or so into a temporary obsession with racing triathlons and I …

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