Many years ago I was preparing to leave for the United States Military Academy, and a family friend asked if he could meet with me. He had gone to the United States Naval Academy, and wanted to share some words of encouragement and advice with me.
The one thing that has stood out to me most from that time sitting and talking with him was the story he told about a screw.
Sounds great, right? Must be a scam. Only ponzi schemes make consistent 12% returns. Oh, and whatever fund Dave Ramsey invests in... Read on.
In the fall of 2015, I was ready to pack it in. I had two businesses going, things were OK financially, but I was burnt out. I decided I was going to try to work for Dave Ramsey. I applied to a couple jobs on his website, started thinking about closing my businesses, and called my sister-in-law to let her know things were going to be changing.Continue Reading
I’m going to make a bold statement. I think the purpose of life isn’t in fact the number 42…the purpose of life is to reverse entropy. When you wake up each morning, ask yourself, “How can I reverse entropy today?”
I’ve been told one can’t reverse entropy, so I’m going to try to prove (un-scientifically, more common-sensically) that entropy can in fact be reversed and exactly how to do it.
A priority of this blog is to write about priorities…doing things in the order of their importance.
The title mostly relates to prioritizing the use of money, but I also enjoy studying how to prioritize our other resources: time and ourselves. The three major resources of life are: Money, Time, Ourselves.What do I mean by ourselves? — self-improvement, sanctification, becoming a better human being.
My original idea was “Tithe 1st, Pay Yourself 2nd, Live 3rd.” Here’s how I explained it:
Investing is one of those things that is difficult to keep simple. If you want to understand it better and decide to research and study it, you come to realize that you know even less and that there’s so much more to learn. Kind of like quicksand, the more you struggle, the worse it gets…nope, that’s not really a good analogy, but it’ll have to do. Moving on… Being as this blog is about keeping life simple, why would I discuss investing? Here’s why…
What emotion comes to mind when you read the title? Would you describe it as mostly good or mostly bad?
If its bad, skip this post…there are seasons for minimalism, and if you’re not in the right season, there are other things to be focusing on…like investing, or reversing entropy.
If the idea of minimalism DOES bring a smile to your face, scroll down…