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Andy

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Name:
Aardvark Advisor
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Life Optimization, Personal Finance, Financial Independence
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
D.C., United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Project Manager
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Latest Blog Posts

Last time, I talked through 5 different areas that have a big impact on happiness and how I’m working on improving or adding them in my own life. Today, we’ll round out the list with a few more key happiness boosters. Remove the Unhappy The Happy Philosopher has a great post about removing “alligators” from […] The post Upping My Happiness Game (Part 2) appeared first on Aardvark Advisor. ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 7:54 AM
Last post, I talked about the ways that we get stuck in loops of chasing hits of pleasure which ultimately end up feeling unsatisfying. Today, I want to get into some of the key things I’m trying to focus on to increase lasting happiness and contentment. Practice Gratitude This is first because I think it’s […] The post Upping My Happiness Game (Part 1) appeared first on Aardvark Advisor. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 8:09 AM
Happiness. I may be slowly becoming obsessed with it. I think it’s kind of inevitable that once you get out of “crisis mode” and are able to cover all of your bills and get all the day-to-day stuff sorted, you start to look at the bigger picture and what you want for the long term. […] The post Happiness Vs. Pleasure appeared first on Aardvark Advisor. ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 7:40 AM
This idea was inspired by David Cain over at Raptitude, who over the years has compiled a list of experiments that he’s performed in his own life to apply interesting ideas and see how they turn out. I’ve always found these to be entertaining and interesting and I think doing quick trial runs of potential habits is a great way to really test their value in your life. So, in his ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 9:22 PM
On YouTube yesterday I stumbled on a quick little video from Mark Cuban with 9 quick tips to “getting rich” (embedded below). Now I, like most people, hate the hell out of clickbait headlines and yet, they still inevitably work on me from time to time; so I watched it. Much of my curiosity came from the fact that lists like this either contain basic, common wisdom that is so ...
Posted: Oct 27 2017 @ 8:01 AM
We all know that catchy, advertising phrase, but does anyone ever really switch car insurance? I certainly hadn’t for about 10 years, until this week when I realized how silly it was to not even check for better deals. I’m pretty dedicated to frugality and good deals in most areas of life; why hadn’t I bothered to see what sort of options I had for insurance? It turns out that my ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 7:13 AM
Travel Hacking? There’s a lot of talk about hacking things these days- life hacks, personal finance hacks, travel hacks, etc… Everybody wants to be a hacker. I assume this is because that little girl in Jurassic Park made it seem super cool back in 1993. Call me old fashioned, but when it comes to the business of getting points/miles/shiny rocks as a result of using credit cards, I usually just stick to ...
Posted: Sep 25 2017 @ 7:34 AM
I started writing this article while taking an overnight train from Seattle to San Francisco and looking out the window as we passed through a gorgeous national forest. Now, I say “started” because about 10 minutes into the process I got so nauseous from staring at the screen on a moving train that I had to abandon that whole idea… but that’s beside the point. The train ride was pretty ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 7:07 PM
I recently saw a question posted on Facebook about investing. The gist was: people recommend putting money into the stock market and letting it ride for the long term, but what happens if you invest (specifically in an index fund) and then there’s such a big crash that you lose all of the money because you hadn’t invested much? For readers that are experienced investors this may just seem like a ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 7:52 AM
When I think about the world of Sales, the first place my mind usually goes is the classic Alec Baldwin scene from Glengarry Glen Ross. Like probably a lot of people I’ve actually never even seen the rest of the movie, just these couple minutes of intense berating that Alec Baldwin’s character delivers to a room of salesmen. It seems like everyone reacts one of two ways to this clip ...
Posted: Jul 31 2017 @ 10:10 AM

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