What Does It Take to Emotionally Succeed as an Entrepreneur? Here’s What I’ve Learned, One Year After Quitting My Job and Taking the Leap of Faith

Snowboarder in Tannheim, Austria. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snowboarder_in_flight_(Tannheim,_Austria).jpg

[We recently experienced a complete data loss on Invest It Wisely, wiping out our posts and recent comments; we apologize if your comment was lost, and also for the multiple reposts! Thankfully, Code Garage and WP-DBManager saved our butts and we were able to recover data from February 1st. If you run a WordPress site… [Read More]

How to Fight the Blues This Winter by Giving to the Causes That You Believe In

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska — The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polarlicht_2.jpg

Welcome to December, everyone! As we draw nearer to Christmas, the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, and the snow starts to stick to the ground. In some ways, the lengthening nights can be a bit depressing, as it starts to get dark before 4 p.m. However, I’m also reminded of warm, delicious… [Read More]

My Personal Goals for 2012

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I recently had a recap of my goals from 2011; overall I did decent, but not as well as I would have liked. I am constantly wondering how I can do better and how I can improve. I’ve learned that when setting goals, it’s better to aim high, fail slightly but still end up higher than… [Read More]

Five Personal Finance, Economic and Life Lessons Learned from “The Lion King”

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My girlfriend recently treated me to a live performance of The Lion King Broadway Musical. I’m not usually big on watching musicals, but I loved the movie and the musical did not disappoint. The Lion King is a moving story about love, loss, and the circle of life. It follows the life of a young… [Read More]

How Much Should I Save, and Why?

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Me: Baby, how much should I save, and why? Her: How much? A lot. Why? To make me happy. We each have our own reasons for saving… what are yours? How much should I save, and why? Before we can answer this question, we need to ask another question: What is my time preference? In… [Read More]