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Stoicism, Financial Independence, Lifehacks, Budgeting, Minimalism, Freedom
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I turn 29 today. 29 isn’t a particularly remarkable birthday and not one about which people typically make a big deal. But this year, I wanted to take a moment to take stock what I’ve learned so far. What follows are thoughts, admonitions, and wisdom that I’ve accumulated over the course of my life. My... ...
Posted: Jun 24 2019 @ 8:00 AM
My social life has always felt a little bit fragmented. Like most people, I have a lot of interests and hobbies. Like some people, I’ve lived in several different places over the past few years. Those stops led me to accumulate a lot of relationships with people that don’t overlap with one another. There are... ...
Posted: Jun 18 2019 @ 8:00 AM
What does your normal day look like? Here’s mine: I wake up, do my morning routine, head to the office, work for a while, take a walk, finish up work, walk home, and make myself dinner. After dinner I read until it’s time to go to sleep. The normal day I just described includes: Strenuous... ...
Posted: Jun 11 2019 @ 8:00 AM
[I’d like you to] bracket for just a few minutes your skepticism about the value of the totally obvious. David Foster Wallace, This is Water I’ve made a few financial decisions recently that in hindsight turned out to be great ones. The strange thing is that before I made them, it was totally obvious to... ...
Posted: May 16 2019 @ 7:50 AM
How did you end up living where you are? Why do you work in the industry you do? Why do you spend your free time the way you do? These are simple questions, but most of them don’t have simple answers. For some of us, they don’t have answers at all. “I moved to live... ...
Posted: Apr 23 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Welcome back to our series on making Big Life Decisions (BLDs) and congratulations on reaching the end! In this post, we will finally make our BLD, and we’ll determine whether I should move to NY from SF (Spoiler alert: I did, it worked out well). At this point, you’ve learned the steps of the decision-making... ...
Posted: Mar 29 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Welcome back to our ongoing series about how to make Big Life Decisions (BLDs). In Part 1 of the series, we explained why big decisions are so hard to make with the tools we use for making smaller decisions and set up the process for making BLDs more effectively. Related post: How to make Big... ...
Posted: Mar 26 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Welcome to the CityFrugal Weekly Wrap. In this Sunday series, I share things I’ve found from around the internet that caught my eye over the past week. I strive for a balance between content related to personal finance and other interesting subjects. Since this is a new series, I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Shoot... ...
Posted: Mar 24 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Welcome to part two of our series on making better Big Life Decisions (BLDs). Last time, we talked through some of the theory behind why these BLDs require more sophisticated tools than the pro and con list, though we haven’t really updated our methodology in the last couple hundred years. In fact, nobody really learns... ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Where should you live? What career should you pursue? Should you marry that guy you’re dating, or should you dump him and move to Peru? These are substantial life questions, and ones that we all must confront at one point or another. They have both an immediate impact on your life (e.g., where you’ll wake... ...
Posted: Mar 19 2019 @ 8:00 AM


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