Linear is exponential. In life. In finance. And in everything in-between.
Given that my perspective is often financially based, I’ll start there.
Imagine you’re able to save $500 a month. That’s $6,000 per year or $240,000 over 40 years time. This is supposing linear terms. If you diligently put the saved money under your proverbial Read more
Today, I wanted to share a ‘Hi and Lois’ comic:
(c) 2014 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World Rights Reserved.
I know it’s not funny if you explain it, but presumably the joke Read more
As 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
Hello and welcome to the first “Currency Of Time” website update – August 2014. I wanted to keep an ongoing log for the site, so I decided to provide monthly updates. In doing so I hope to accomplish two things: 1) keep my loyal readers in the loop and 2) have Read more
If 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
If 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
I’m a big quote fan.
For instance, the following quip from Mary Schmich’s “Wear Sunscreen” speech is one that I like to keep handy:
“Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind, the race is long, and in the end it’s only with yourself.” Read more
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
“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
What do you do?
“I’m the Vice President for two financial companies.”
Do you like it?