One of the nice things about starting my new job (don’t worry, more to come on this in a future post) is that I’ve been able to cut my bike commute down to a really comfortable distance. What was once an 8-mile, 45-minute bike ride to work has now been reduced to a 3-mile, 15-minute […]
It’s moving season in my neighborhood and, as a result, the streets are getting filled with trash as the college kids in my neighborhood move out. For someone like me, it’s like Christmas. There’s more trash out there than I can even realistically grab. If you’re a new reader, you’re probably wondering what the heck […]
A few months ago, I got into a dumb and completely avoidable bike accident. My wife and I were biking to meet up with a friend that lives not too far from us. The bike path that leads to our friend’s apartment winds its way through campus and part of the path goes through this […]
A few weeks ago, I ran into a colleague of mine from my old law firm. After exchanging the normal pleasantries, we got to talking about who from our class was still working there. It wasn’t many. I graduated law school back in 2013 and started my first biglaw gig soon after. Just four years […]
One of the things that I think holds a lot of people back financially is this total aversion to even a moment of discomfort. Sure, being successful with money requires an ability to handle money well – that’s probably a prerequisite. But I think there’s more to it than that. When it comes to success with money, you’ve got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
The price of comfort is pretty high. Living in a luxury apartment, getting food delivered to you, or running that air conditioner throughout the summer is going to cost you. If you opt for 24/7 comfort, you’re basically doing two things that are bad for you financially: