September Challenge: A Day Of Dividends For A Month Of Food

September ChallengeAs I mentioned in my August Update, I am beginning a monthly challenge series. This is designed to get me out of my comfort zone, to think about things differently or to simply provide you with some entertainment. In the words of Benjamin Franklin: “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

Considering the underlying theme of this site, I thought something related to both currency and Read more

The Arcade Of Finance

arcade financeIf you really want to get down to it, finance – along with the movement of money – is quite a bit like a kid’s arcade.

Take Chuck E. Cheese’s for instance. (The place where apparently awesome parents go.)

If you were ask the average kid what their goal for the day was, it could probably be summarized by just a single word: Read more

Financial Independence Is Like Twerking

Real twerkingIf you have a few minutes of spare time, I’d recommend heading over to the Google Books Ngram Viewer. Essentially it takes a word or phrase of your choice and shows you how frequently it occurred in books over the course of a given time period. For instance the word “discretionary” has become more popular over the last century, while “time” has Read more

Figuring Out When Enough Is Enough

Enough Recently I came across a 1930 John Maynard Keynes essay titled “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren.” (Riveting, I know) Within this composition Keynes detailed how he believed that – on the average – the population would be substantially better off in 100 years than it was at the time. In compliment to this view, he described Read more

If I Can’t Figure It Out In A Decade…

figure out decade“I appreciate the opportunity, but I want to try my hand at a variety of endeavors.”

If you’re joining us from the “Why I Negotiated For A Pay Cut” essay, the above was my response to my aforementioned employer. (If you haven’t read that piece, I’d recommend quickly backtracking to get caught up.) In other words, I fired my boss. Read more