Making Plans and Achieving Goals

Month: June 2017

The Power of The Mind: Elite vs Average

The Power of The Mind: Elite vs Average

About 6 weeks ago, I finished my squat everyday and bench everyday program.  Since then, I have spent some time focusing on my dips.  I have been rotating them in and out with the bench press as one of my main lifts.  Last week, I […]

Never Finance: Always Pay Cash For Cars

Never Finance: Always Pay Cash For Cars

First Guest Post! Very excited to be featured over at My Strategic Dollar, Lance’s personal finance blog.  I was asked if I would do a post about why I always pay cash for cars.  I happily accepted as I think car payments are a trap that people […]

Why I Use 5% Withdrawal for Retirement

Why I Use 5% Withdrawal for Retirement

I wrote an earlier post about Why I’m Chasing FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early) and in it, I said that my definition of FIRE is when my investable assets are equal to 20 times my annual expenses.  20 times your annual expenses means you […]

Stop Mindlessly Going To College

Stop Mindlessly Going To College

It’s graduation season! I was recently reminded of this because I unintentionally planned my golf/beach weekend during “senior beach week”. This is the time of year when all the high school kids head to the beach for a week to celebrate their graduation.  For kids […]

How to Lose Weight – The Not So Secret First Steps

How to Lose Weight – The Not So Secret First Steps

One of my new year’s resolutions was to drop some weight.  This is one of the most common goals that people set out to achieve.  In fact, over half of the people reading this have attempted to lose weight in the past year.  Unfortunately, 95% […]

Embrace Pain For a Better Life

Embrace Pain For a Better Life

Your life will be filled with all kinds of pain.  The difference is in the intensity.  Since we can’t avoid pain we must embrace pain. “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.  The difference […]

Why I Am Chasing FIRE

Why I Am Chasing FIRE

When we started this blog last year (2016) I had never heard of FIRE.  I actually had to google it to find out it meant Financial Independence / Retire Early.  Basically, there is this growing movement of people who are realizing you don’t have to […]