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I worry about being wrong. I worry about confidently writing about subjects, or acting on feedback only to realize that my underlying knowledge was wrong. Accepting that this is going to happen isn’t easy for me, but that acceptance leads to amazing things – both for myself and my view of others. Human Element In early 2016, a group of us at my work participated in a week-long bonding and leadership training ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 11:06 AM
What would you do with $1 Million Dollars in order to live off it for the rest of your life? For that to work, you’d need to put your money to work for you in the form of investing it in some way. You could start a business, invest in real estate, invest in the stock – or just buy a bunch of lottery tickets. My preferred method of dealing ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 11:07 AM
In the investment blogging world, there’s a trend of anonymous blogging. For many people, I can see how this makes complete sense. Women especially have it rough in the blogging world, as they tend to be stalked and harassed much more. For some, blogging anonymously might have impacts on their job, like Our Next Life. Others have their own reasons – based on their past, what they want to write about and ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 12:04 PM
Japan has always had a special place for me. In high school, I was a huge anime and video games fan. In college, I watched a bunch of Kurosawa and various other Japanese movies. Mrs. Minafi and I have visited there twice – once for fun and once for our honeymoon. Some of my fondest memories with mom involve us going out for sushi and laughing together. Other areas of ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 11:04 AM
I’m always trying to minimize my accounts. The feeling of having all of my financial accounts well organized and on cruise control is a relief to me, and I aim to keep these in balance. When a new account enters my radar with a benefit – perhaps a reward for use in the first few months – I weigh that against how much work it’ll be for me to do it, and ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 8:23 AM
Yesterday I published An Interactive Guide to Early Retirement and Financial Independence. This post took a long time to write – 6 weeks all told. In this post, I’ll dive into why I went this route for this guide. Who is it For? Unless you’re already interested in finance and investing, writing a guide about it isn’t going to reach a large audience. The goal with this guide was to introduce new ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 11:04 AM
Every month I review how I did during my last month and plan out my focus for the next month. This is a follow up to my previous post, July / August 2017 Personal Goals & Review. Since I do this goal posts monthly, there you might want to read them all by checking out the goals category. Review: August 2017 For August, I set the following goal: By September 1, 2017, I will have created ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 11:07 AM
I’m always curious who motivates people. Not just the what, but the who. Mentioning inspirations feels much more intimate than sharing a “why” to me; mostly due to the depth of the inspiration I feel from people on this list. I wanted to take a bit of space here to list out some of my inspirations that drive me and help shape my vision on the world with their words ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 9:00 AM
When decluttering, one place that’s easily overlooked (for me at least) is areas where I have a bunch of something I use, but only use a specific few. The main culprit in my home is kitchen items. Coffee mugs, silverware, bowls, plates, spices, cups – there are few things I ever use up. One area that has steadily climbed over the years for us snuck up on me: water bottles. Both ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 11:22 AM
Information overload is a new concept. Just two decades ago news on the internet was still in its infancy and television was the place news would break. Viewing the “news of the world” was something that could be done in an hour. Since then, news has expanded from a global highlight reel to an in depth analysis that ranges though not just every topic imaginable, but to individual friends, acquaintances, celebrities, ...
Posted: Aug 25 2017 @ 11:34 AM


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