What if you still were paid even though you stopped working? It used to be the norm. Working for the same company for 30 years on the promise of a pension enabled many people to retire without much worry.
This blog is still so new, but it is already weird to look back on pieces I wrote months ago. Below is one of the first things I wrote when this blog existed only on my computer and on numbered word documents. This was number 6. For no reason in particular I haven’t posted it until today.
The run-of-the-mill retirement article is packed with statistics that can lead you to feel good, bad, or indifferent about your own situation. Often it can lead you to draw a conclusion about your own situation. Perhaps feelings of uncertainty or maybe even hopeful. But there is a lot of information published or otherwise that is misleading.
Racing downwards to zero is not as sexy as racing upwards to a much bigger number. I find it very enjoyable to see an account balance go up. The opposite, an account balance going down, is much less exciting. Over the years, the one shining light maintaining my motivation to pay off debt has been the actual tracking of the debt payoff. Otherwise, it seems like an endless process with no milestones along the way.
It’s hard to imagine but one day there will be a first trillionaire. It may happen sooner than you think. There are a number of compelling projects and people who have a chance at becoming the first. Oh, to be a billionaire jealous of a trillionaire! Oh please, let me have that problem. (more…)
This is the second installment on the Power of Frequency. The first installment was about Fitness.
It is well known that in order to achieve success you have to be consistent. Being consistent will put you on a path to personal growth and hitting your goals. In today’s second post on the power of frequency, I would like to take a different look as it relates to finance.
How do you define success? Our view of success is often dictated by those around you. We all work and live within a given framework. There are those at the top and those at the bottom. We often model our view of success within that set of given boundaries.