Update On 2017’s Financial Goals

It has been a few months since I spoke about my financial goals for 2017. There were a number of things I wanted to accomplish, including a double digit increase in net worth. Tracking progress is key to accomplishment of these goals and I wanted to do a post on how I’ve been getting along … [Continue Reading]

My Financial Goals For 2017 (And Why Most Resolutions Fail)

At the outset I must confess that I have had limited success with goals and goal-setting so far. At the start of every year, I enthusiastically set many goals for myself. The goal setting process is great fun, but it is generally all southward there on. It is miraculous how many excuses I have managed to … [Continue Reading]

Introducing Stoicism (And 4 Personal Finance Lessons We Can Learn From The Stoics)

Stoicism is a school of philosophy that flourished throughout the ancient Roman empire up until the 3rd century AD. Its practitioners included the great politician and court strategist Seneca, the slave Epictetus (who rose to great prominence despite his origins) and the most powerful man of his time, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism is predominantly a philosophy of personal ethics … [Continue Reading]

10 Random Hacks To Save You Money (And Make Your Life Easier)

For this post, I thought I’d share a partial list of general (and pretty random) hacks which help make life easier and also help to save a fair bit of cash. I try and keep a list of these little thoughts and tricks which come in handy when on a tight budget. Most of these … [Continue Reading]

Drawing Up Your Own Personal Financial Statements (And Why Your Net Worth Is Important)

If early financial freedom is a goal you hold dear, then knowing where your money comes from and where it goes, and recording this diligently, should be something of a second nature to you. However, for most, correctly recording their incomes, expenses, savings, investments, returns and net worth is something that is done haphazardly at … [Continue Reading]