Putting Your Inconveniences Into Perspective.

Years ago I read Warren Buffett's biography called "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life" and there was a particular story that stuck with me. There were a lot of stories and anecdotes that made me stop, think and reflect, but this one in particular struck a chord. I'll summarize as best I … Continue reading Putting Your Inconveniences Into Perspective.

Book Thoughts: “Blowout : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth”

A somewhat timely book given all the talk about Russia's involvement in social media and politics these days. This isn't purely a book about Russia though, it's sort of an overview look at the oil and gas industry. I enjoyed how it pieced together scenarios involving multiple countries - with a focus on the US's … Continue reading Book Thoughts: “Blowout : Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth”

Catch Up Series: September 2016 Income, Spending and Investing

At the bottom of this post is a screenshot from the spreadsheet I was using in 2016 when I became serious about tracking my income, spending, and my investing. In hindsight I wish I had made these posts in real-time, as my situation was unfolding. I had intentions to do so, but, I was focused … Continue reading Catch Up Series: September 2016 Income, Spending and Investing

Catch Up Series: August 2016 Income, Spending and Investing

At the bottom of this post is a screenshot from the spreadsheet I was using in 2016 when I became serious about tracking my income, spending, and my investing. In hindsight I wish I had made these posts in real-time, as my situation was unfolding. I had intentions to do so, but, I was focused … Continue reading Catch Up Series: August 2016 Income, Spending and Investing

Book Thoughts: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

This book was more interesting than I expected. I decided to pick it up after hearing an interview with the author, Susan Cain, on the Tim Ferriss Show podcast. I’ve always known of the introvert/extrovert labels, but it was nice to have learned about the psychology and experiments that have been performed in order to … Continue reading Book Thoughts: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

Catch Up Series: June 2016 Income, Spending and Investing

In or around 2015 I started to get serious about understanding my finances. I began tracking my income, spending and investing, in a haphazard sort of way. In 2016 it became more methodical. In hindsight I wish I had made these posts in real-time, as my situation was unfolding. I had intentions to do so, … Continue reading Catch Up Series: June 2016 Income, Spending and Investing