Being a parent is a huge responsibility.We want the best for our children. When they leave the nest, most of us want to have some comfort knowing that they’re well-equipped ...

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I love consuming media. I love reading, watching, and listening – for entertainment and education. We live in a golden age of media, thanks to the internet. At the touch ...

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TLDR: High-level thoughts. Less relevant to any specific decision, but more about the lenses through which we see the world, which can in turn inform our decisions.In the last year ...

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In this article, I reflect on my personal situation. However, I hope my candid thoughts prompt you to reflect on your own situation.For the next couple of months at least, ...

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I recently wrote about taking articles from this blog and collating them into a series of books. Ostensibly, the books above are short works of non-fiction. With the exception of Luck, however, ...

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Most of us want to feel financially secure. How we feel about our financial situation is highly personal. Quite often I speak with people who are worth millions of dollars ...

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I’m sharing a lot about my own situation for illustrative purposes. Read this article and think about how the key messages relate to your own circumstances.   Lately, I’ve been ...

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The idea that there is one specific way to invest, or to manage your financial affairs, is kind of weird. This might seem like I’m contradicting myself, since when I ...

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My favourite articles are those that stay with me, many years after reading. One of these articles, from 2015, is Frank Bruni writing about “The Myth of Quality Time” in ...

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Your balance sheet provides a simplified view of assets you own which you can sell relatively easily, and which you can put a relatively stable value on. It omits some ...

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Lately, I’ve been joking that I often feel more like a biographer than a financial planner. I now wonder whether that’s really a joke, or actually the truth. The reason ...

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In the world of finance, people love to talk about the hedonic treadmill. Reach a certain milestone – a level of income or wealth, a purchase you’ve had your heart ...

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(TLDR: For being “smart”, I can be really dumb sometimes. This article constitutes a major insight for me, but for many people the response will be: “DUH!”) Lots of things ...

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This is my car: It’s a 2005 Subaru Legacy. If I sold it today, I’d be lucky to get $6,000. (It’s the 3-litre version with leather etc.) This is my ...

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In honour of the Day of the Dead (2 November) – a moving excerpt about death: “In [the Mexican] tradition… people die three deaths. The first is when our bodies ...

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