Philosophy

Holiday Season Acts of Kindness

During this crazy time of year that we all call the holiday season, we should take the time to think about what we are thankful for. When we show thanks for what we have we can then pay it forward through acts of kindness to others. Thanksgiving and Christmas always generate a lot of consumerism ...

Frugality, Can You Take the Frugal Life Too Far?

In the pursuit of financial independence and retiring early, living the frugal life is the key to achieving success. The lower your expenses, the less you need to save in order to achieve financial independence. By always keeping frugality in the back of our minds we are able to ensure that we are on the path to freedom. However, it may be taken too far at times.

What is Freedom?

According to Webster’s dictionary, freedom is: Freedom: noun free·dom \ˈfrē-dəm\ the quality or state of being free: such as a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence: the qual...

Capitalism is Killing Us

He who dies with the most toys, wins. ~Pops I couldn’t help but love this quote and write about it when I heard my wonderful dad utter the words. To die with the most toys seems to be the pinnacle of capitalism. We should acquire more and more toys all through life until we have so many we ...

Why I Decided to Share Our Finances

Sharing your finances, your income, your expenses, and your lifestyle with the world is seen as taboo. We all grow up hearing that it is unacceptable to ask how much money someone makes. But if we all started to share our income and expenses with each other, I believe we can liberate ourselves an...

Minimalism: Living with Less

Minimalism is the act of living with less and the pursuit of living with the least amount reasonable in each situation. While away on vacation in Indonesia, I got a chance to relax and reflect on where I am in life and where I want to be. I read a wonderful book by Ben Night titled “Adoptin...

Pain is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever

I have raced road bikes for about 10 years now. One of the quotes that was tossed around a lot within the cycling world is as follows: Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever ~Lance Armstrong In cycling and racing in particular this quote is used to say never give up, never give in. You always ...

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