Elementary School Motto: Try Your Hardest, and Never Give Up

My elementary school had a school motto, paraded by the principal at our school assemblies and over the morning announcements. My older brother, I guess the person I looked up to most as a kid… constantly berated the motto. He added his own personal corniness and sarcasm to the phrase, which always made me laugh. But upon reflection, it’s some of the most simple and…

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How to Invest Your Money and Profit in the Stock Market

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there on how to invest your money. But there’s also a ton of reliable information outlined in books like The Intelligent Investor, The Simple Path to Wealth, and Your Money or Your Life. The common theme of these books is that index investing is the guaranteed, reliable way to invest and profit in the stock market in the…

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Living with a Theme: Summer of Respect

This post is directly inspired by CGP Grey’s Youtube video on Themes. My theme for June, July, and August 2020 is the “Summer of Respect.” In his video, he suggests doing away permanently with New Year’s Resolutions, and replacing them with themes. Resolutions are great in theory: they provide a chance to reflect on the prior year, and to target an area of your life…

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