Waste is an evil word. Anyone on The Road to financial independence should absolutely hate waste. Waste is your hard earned money getting thrown out with last week’s trash. I personally despise waste, and try to eliminate it wherever possible.Read more
You’re being manipulated.
Believe it or not, you’re being influenced to spend more than you really should. Ever wonder why at the end of the month you just haven’t saved quite as much as you wanted? Behavioral psychologists have been researching human behavior for decades …Read more
Not having a job gives me a lot of time to think. Sit and think. Walk and think. Cook and think….there’s just a lot more time in my day for thinking.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about what makes me different financially from all the other humans in my social sphere…Read more
I didn’t start out life with money. My roots were pretty humble. Grandpa Tako (my father) worked blue-collar jobs his whole life, and Grandma Tako (my mother) worked as a low-paid office worker (sometimes a secretary, or administrative assistant). We didn’t have a lot, but it was enough….Read more
Summer is in full swing, and temperatures have finally risen above 70F here in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve heard rumours that the rest of the nation is encountering record heat levels, but we’re having a cooler than usual summer. Record temperatures? Hardly!Read more
Today’s lack of post is brought to you by the letter “V”…. as in “vacation”. As in “I’m taking a vacation today!”Read more
The search for more time is like a quest that never ends. Everybody searches for more time, but few find it. It could even be the very reason you’re reading this website. The search financial independence is the search for more time. Our time is limited, and yet we freely trade most of our waking hours for money. Money that only exists as 1’s and 0’s in a computer server somewhere…Read more
There’s a killer on the loose! A killer, who does his work silently — preying on people of adult age. He does his work slowly. At first, his work is barely noticeable. You’ll hardly feel it. Over time this silent killer will have a bigger effect on your life. Eventually it can be deadly.Read more
Summer is finally here, and the temperature is finally climbing — It’s time to break-out the t-shirts and store away the long underwear for a couple months! For the frugally minded, cranking up the air conditioning to a comfortable 68F is a giant no-no! That’s a giant waste of money, and poor use of the organ between our ears!Read more