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How to Reclaim Your Life (10% at a time)

By | Food for thought, Health Insights, Life 101, Personal Finance | One Comment

You didn’t sleep. You’ve been on the move. You’ve given so much to your work, family, friends, and daily routines. You wake up each morning, check your browsers, check your email, your facebook feed. You do your due diligence. Comment. Like. You keep up to date on current affairs. Forty in your inbox. Six new invitations. You spend time responding, money consuming, energy working, brain power thinking. You recoup it on the weekends, or so you try. Socializing, sleeping in, dancing with stars and staring out windows. Another year goes by. Nothing has changed. So you invest in a therapist to find out why. Pay cash to your accountant to see where your money’s gone. You spend year after year re-harvesting your losses, and the net-result is that you’re utterly spent. It’s time for some payback. Payback Principle #1) “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”…






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6 Lessons Surfing, Survival School & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Taught Me about Saving

By | Life 101, Personal Finance | One Comment

    Number one rule of Wall Street. Nobody, I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffet or if you’re Jimmy Buffet, nobody knows if a stock is gonna go up, down, sideways or in fucking circles, least of all stock brokers – Mark Hanna  from Wolf of Wall Street For eight years I had an entire shelf-space devoted to heap of personal finance books I never bothered to read. That is until I recently took a one day speed-reading course at Columbia University (which actually did work) and read them all in rapid succession only to discover the same underlying principles life had already taught me. Fortunately, you see, most lessons that stick come not from books but personal experience. Unfortunately, not all experiences are pleasant, or easy… My school of life has been one of extremes. It’s taken me to soaring heights and crushing depths. The following are 6 guiding principles; lessons…






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