For February, I focused on Using Everything. This had three aspects to it - Mindful Consumption, Organization, and Decluttering. Although I didn't hit all my goals here, I did learn a few things.
When you hear the word "vacation", what do you think? Is it the same thing as when you hear the word "travel"? These two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but for most, they have entirely different connotations. Let's explore the spectrum between these two and see which you prefer.
Tracking your asset allocation can help understand the difference between your target asset allocation and your current state. I use two techniques to monitor mine - using an external tool and manually monitoring it.
A few months after I graduated college my mom passed away. That led to a complicated estate and inheritance legal case that ended up with me (somehow) getting $100,000 that I probably shouldn't have gotten. Here's how it happened.
One way to stay on track with your goals is to use commitment devices - mind tricks to hold yourself accountable. These can be a powerful way to help keep yourself on track if used correctly, but can make life miserable if misused.
To start this year right, I queued up a bunch of books that I've been looking forward to starting. My favorites so far of the year have been Children of Time, The Year of Less, The Miracle Morning and Cork Dork.
If you were to tell the story about how you improved and grew for something you're currently trying to improve, how would that story go? What did you do to help yourself accomplish your goals and overcome all obstacles? That is your growth story, and it can be a tremendously powerful motivation.
Step by step walkthrough of how to perform a Backdoor Roth IRA conversion on Vanguard with screenshots of each step. Vanguard makes the process extremely simple, and allows you to do it all on your own from their website.
For February 2018, I'm focusing on using everything. I will have gone through all possessions, services (online and in the real world), digital files, food and websites I visit and determined which ones I use and which ones I should stop using.