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A week ago, my partner and I were forced to face the shattering news that nobody ever wants to hear. Our newborn daughter, our first child, our baby girl, who had arrived a month early, would not be going home with us when we eventually left the hospital. A day later, the hospital staff disconnected her from the respirator that helped keep her alive, and a few hours after that, ...
Posted: Jun 24 2017 @ 7:46 AM
A couple of months back I reiterated my goal for the year of publishing an article per week here at Abovare. Today, the merciless calendar shows us that the date is June 3rd, while the most recent article here shows May 8th as its publication date. Where did the month of May go, and why did I fail so spectacularly so shortly after restating my commitment to this goal, and ...
Posted: Jun 03 2017 @ 6:02 PM
For most people, the earnings of professional athletes at the top of the game in the most popular sports are ridiculous and without meaning. And that is if you break them down into monthly or even weekly sums. Cristiano Ronaldo, the best-paid footballer in the world in 2016, made $82 cool million last year. That’s just shy of $7 million per month, $1,6 million per week, $225,000 per day. Or, ...
Posted: May 08 2017 @ 12:08 PM
Talking about giving up your daily latte, and pocketing the money instead as a road to financial success has become a bit of a cliché in the literature of personal finance, to the point that it is easy to make fun of all the people parroting the same advice. Nevermind that the average American spend just shy of $100 per month on coffee, and cutting that one expense could grow ...
Posted: May 04 2017 @ 2:57 PM
The western capitalist societies place an inordinate amount of confidence in the abstract concept of “the market”. We commonly rely on the market to solve our problems, to ensure that our world progresses in the right direction, and to distribute the collective wealth we have created. However, many people fail to understand what a functioning market entails, and the requirements that must be fulfilled for a market to be considered ...
Posted: Apr 20 2017 @ 2:39 PM
Goals serve two primary functions: They act as maps, saying something about where we want to end up at a particular point in time. And, more importantly, they give us the required information to create our itineraries and evaluate our progress compared to the plan as we go along. While setting objectively good goals is important, creating goals only to see if you reached them at the specified time is akin ...
Posted: Apr 14 2017 @ 2:21 AM
Investing in the stock market usually entails making a bet regarding a company. But what is a company, anyways? Says Wikipedia: “A company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.” This article is the second in a series intended to serve as an introduction to investing in the ...
Posted: Apr 11 2017 @ 5:38 PM
Some people are never able to satisfy their need for more money and will sacrifice everything else as they continuously increase the speed of the hedonic treadmill on which they spend their days. If we are to avoid this trap, it is important to ask ourselves what is enough. But, can we ever really get enough? Of course, we can. But, to get there, we need to liberate ourselves from ...
Posted: Mar 19 2017 @ 10:56 AM
If you were anything like me when growing up, you probably went looking for the end of the rainbow at some point. Yes, you did pick up the addendum of it only being a myth after hearing about the pot of gold, not to mention the fact that it’s quite difficult to find the end of the rainbow. But, still, no smoke without fire and nobody else probably bothered to ...
Posted: Mar 04 2017 @ 2:48 PM
The best and most feasible way of increasing your financial freedom is by putting your money to work on your behalf, and putting money in the stock market is a core component of a well-constructed investment portfolio. Everyone who has read our primer on improving your personal finances, The Basic Principles of Personal Finance, are […] ...
Posted: Feb 21 2017 @ 7:51 PM


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