All this talk about bitcoin lately has brought back up the concept of speculating vs. investing. My advice always remains the same: have two buckets. The biggest one is where you don’t speculate at all, but where you invest your money at very safe, very low rates of return. The second smaller bucket is where… Continue Reading →
Archives for May 2017
Just a few weeks ago, Bitcoin was around $900. Today it’s $2200. A few days ago it was as high as $2700. What the hell? It’s now hundreds of dollars past gold, which is still floating around $1250 as it usually does. I check the values of certain indexes and commodities every morning, and I’ve… Continue Reading →
The embarrassing circus that the United States has become rolls ever onward towards collapse. There’s a lot to unpack here, but I’ll give you a very quick summary that admittedly is light on details (if you want those, you can always Google them). A while back, Mike Flynn, President Trump’s national security advisor, was found… Continue Reading →
I talk a lot about moving out of your country and living abroad, both full time and part time. At the same time, I realize that perhaps 90% of my readership, if not more, is likely to never actually move out of their country. Moving out of your country, regardless of its tremendous benefits, is… Continue Reading →
For many months, alt-right-wingers all over the world have been salivating over the French presidential election. In their sugar high from Brexit and Trump, they incorrectly assumed that the “entire Western world” was “finally moving back to the right.” They were quite excited that the French version of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, would probably… Continue Reading →
I recently wrote an article where I said that if you constantly keep trying to improve a certain area (or areas) of your life literally forever, it probably wouldn’t make you happy. One example I gave are men who make millions of dollars, yet still feel like they aren’t “rich” or “successful” yet and that… Continue Reading →
When someone starts their own business, they quickly (and unknowingly) morph themselves into one of three types of business owners. The type they choose makes a huge difference in their lives, businesses, and income.