Mr Robot, Debt, and Jubilees

I just started watching Mr Robot on my Amazon Prime (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) because I wanted something to watch on the plane. If you haven’t seen it, there are going to be some minor spoilers. But the show is a couple years old already, so if spoilers bother you then you need […]

Getting Real About My Health

So the last several years have been… challenging… for my health. My day job keeps me sitting at my computer all day. Kids being born has wreaked havoc on my sleep, although that is finally getting better. Said day job and unhealthy food habits have really packed on the pounds. And I had gall bladder […]

401k vs Taxable Accounts – The Retirement Showdown

Well that was suitably dramatic. I made this video that walks through an analysis I did that compares investing through a 401k and investing through a taxable brokerage account. You always hear that you should max out your tax deferred accounts before doing anything else. But is that always true? Check out the spreadsheet for […]

Scrivening 2016 07 05

Today Today I am following through with doing my 30 minute treadmill for my off-days of training. I forgot to pack my shoes, so I’ll be barefooting it again. After that comes a meeting with my accountability partner from Rhodium and then a day of taxes and PBNs. I decided to hire Josh to start […]

Scrivening 2016 06 16

In today’s reading, Robbins was discussing value sets and how important it is to make sure what you are doing is in alignment with your values. To do otherwise is to cause yourself misery. Part of the exercise is to write down your top 10 values. These are mine at this particular point in time: […]

Scrivening 2016 06 15

Yesterday I stumbled across 2 very important videos on YouTube. The first one was from a neuroscientist in the UK who was making the point that physiology -> emotion -> feeling -> thinking -> doing -> results. The second one was a documentary on Wim Hof, the Iceman. In the first video, David, the speaker, […]

Why Demographic Trends Matter for Investments

I came across a short article on the Washington Post today that maps out the net migration patterns between states in the US and shows us this map: And opportunity to talk about the importance of demographic trends when picking investments. If we look at the map, we see that some of the most attractive […]

What are the Risks of Buying Dividend Paying Stocks?

I got another question about dividend paying stocks on quora: https://www.quora.com/Why-wouldnt-I-buy-dividend-paying-stocks-Are-there-risks Why wouldn’t I buy dividend paying stocks? Are there risks? So I took a minute this morning and recorded a video showing what kind of risks, you need to look out for. There are many steps that have to occur in order for you […]

How to SEO – The 5 Step Overview

I get this question on Quora all the time: How do I get better rankings for my website? http://qr.ae/Rgkdbt In other words, how do I do SEO so that my website performs well in search results? Fortunately, there is a system: Step 1: (Semantic) Keyword Research Fortunately, I wrote a whole book on this subject. […]