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The Burden of Now

Handling stress caused by imminent deadlines and anxiety is essential for mental health. Here are 4 techniques I use to handle stress.

November 21, 2017. 5 min read. Goals, Mindfulness. 1 Comment.

Is there something you feel like you should be doing right now? If you’re like me, you have an ever-expanding laundry list of tasks on your plate that is forever inundated with new additions. The concept of what you should be doing can be both productive and dangerous. Getting down at yourself, depressed or feeling unproductive because you’re not productive can be a drag on happiness and mental health. How can you let yourself be OK with your progress and when should you hold yourself accountable? Continue Reading…

Where Are You On The Minimalist Living Spectrum?

Minimalist living means many different things to different people. Many people in this world are minimalists without even knowing it. Are you?

November 16, 2017. 4 min read. Minimalism. 7 Comments.

I’m currently going through everything in my house and preparing for a move out west. This involves transitioning from a 1,700 square foot house with a garage to a 2-bedroom apartment out there. It also means going from having a yard (and everything to maintain it) to a small patio. We’ll no longer have an attic to store things in, and now only have a hallway closet. For us, this means slimming down our already sparse house quite a bit more. We’re starting to figure out just how different the idea of minimalist living means depending on where you’re living. Continue Reading…

Weekend Reading – November 11, 2017

This week focuses on Epcot Food and Wine, investment planning, strategy and speculation and the options that having money provides.

November 11, 2017. 3 min read. Personal, Sharing. 1 Comment.

We’ve been hard at work here in Orlando preparing for our upcoming house sale and move to Utah, leading to a crazy schedule. Between having evenings with friends, company offsites and Epcot Food and Wine we’ve been busy most days and nights.

Every night has been spent painting and cleaning like crazy. We’re hoping to list our house for sale in the next week. Luckily, we’re still on target to be moved out to Salt Lake by the end of the month (!!) which will mean slimming down a bunch more things between now and then. Temporary housing is set up for the new city (fully furnished). The movers will store things for a month or two while we find a new place, which helps us not rush find something now. We’re excited, but know that there’s still a ton of work ahead of us. Continue Reading…

The Real Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery – Is It Worth it?

The cost of LASIK is harder to quantify, but the benefits are clear - a life without glasses with perfect vision. Here's a deeper look into the cost.

November 8, 2017. 9 min read. Personal. 13 Comments.

On Thursday, June 23, 2011 at about 11:30am, I had LASIK. It took years of coming to terms with the idea that if something failed I may end up blind for the rest of my life. Having come through the procedure successfully, and with practically no issues whatsoever so far, I wanted to give a basic heads up on what’s involved in having LASIK, and what you should expect based on my experiences. The monetary cost of LASIK is steep, but in my experience, it’s well worth it. Continue Reading…

Data Says the Millennial Early Retirement Age is 40 – Here’s How They Could Do It

Analysis of 10k people pursuing financial independence shows most millennials could retire by 40. Here's what they'll need to do to make it happen.

November 6, 2017. 6 min read. Financial Independence, Minimalism. 14 Comments.

I started diving into the data from The Interactive Guide to Early Retirement and Financial Independence recently, and have been finding some surprising results. The most interesting to me was around the millennial early retirement age and how it compares to other generations. I’ll be digging into much more over the coming months, so consider this a bit of a preview for now. Continue Reading…

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Seeking Mentors

Some of the times in my life where I've made progress the fastest was when I had mentors. Here are a few of the areas where others guidance has had a huge impact on me.

October 13, 2017. 4 min read.
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