If you like to learn (and since you’re reading this blog, the answer is definitely “YES”), then grade school was where it was at. It seems like with the passing of each grade, us studious young human beings took the knowledge and experience acquired over the past year and used it to shape the next. We grew, … Continue reading What grade school teaches us about our future
Back in 2010, I did something dumb. Okay, not just dumb, but certifiably bat-shit stupid. To this day, I kick myself every time I look at it. I mean, I “like it” I suppose, but it’s just an object. A “thing”. Why did I spend so much money on this thing? And believe it or … Continue reading That time I was almost bat-shit stupid…again
With all this talk about early retirement and the hilarious financial mistakes that I made in an earlier life, it is tough to consider the possibility that maybe, just maybe, all that money that I recklessly blew through in my 20s might actually turn into a good thing.
I have written before about how imperfect I truly am. Throughout my life, I have made some pretty common financial mistakes that I am literally paying for to this day. While I never saddled myself with high interest credit card debt, my spending habits were, shall we say, less than frugal.
For example, a year out of college I bought a used Corvette convertible for $25k, which happened to be just under a half year’s salary at the time. Just months out of college and BOOM, I had already blown through nearly half of my salary. Continue reading “Maybe spending all that money in my 20s was a good thing”