Category: Life

Financial Independence, Life, Saving Money

Compound Interest: The Real Santa Claus

Do you remember what it was like to be a child on Christmas eve? My brothers and I would usually lock ourselves in one room, trying to stay awake all night playing games and excitedly predicting what Santa might bring us. I have such fond memories of the way we bonded on those nights and …

Life

My Method For Scoring Cheap Concert Tickets

I love Music! I’m not an outwardly emotional guy, but man, something about music just connects with my heart in a way that’s different than anything else. Studies have shown that for some people, discovering new music or a new band is similar to a high that one could get from taking drugs. It’s literally …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt, Life, Saving Money

Benefits of Life with Roommates

In 2015, when I moved to my current city, I was excited to live alone. I hadn’t yet started aggressively attacking my debt, and getting a place of my own seemed to signify that I was “adulting” or that I had “made it”. Living with other people almost seemed like a regression and like others …

Getting Out of Debt, Life

Debt Destruction Progress – Part 1

If I’m being honest with you right now, writing this post is intimidating. It’s the first of periodic Debt updates that I’ll be posting on the blog. By going public with my debt burden, I’m not only sharing personal details about my finances, but I’m also opening myself up to criticism and accountability. It’s even …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt, Life, Saving Money

My Matrix Moment

In 1999, a sci-fi movie called The Matrix hit theaters and became a pop culture phenomenon. The special effects–which were incredible–drew people in, but the the story–which was intricate and compelling–had people leaving the theater buzzing. The main character in the film, Neo, slowly starts to sense that something is off. He begins to discover …

Life

Memento Mori?

When I tell people about my blog, the first question is usually, “What does Memento Mori mean?” Well, Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that means “Remember you will die.” Personally, I think the phrase itself sounds cool, and the meaning is pretty self explanatory. However, the history and deeper meaning of the phrase is what …