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Personal Takeaways from Investing in 2020

So here we are, mid October. Somehow the crazy roller coaster ride that has been 2020 is actually approaching its final months. Can you believe it? (Worry not… you will be able to get off soon, I promise!) Investors experienced an equally eventful year in the stock market: a catastrophic-plunge in March that soon melted […]

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Law of Attraction Money Personal Growth

How to Benefit from Everything that Happens to You

In the past few months, I have experienced a lot of what Abraham-Hicks calls “contrast;” that is, unwanted things. Before my continuous (and obsessive?) study of Abraham-Hicks/Law of Attraction principle, I did not understand the valuable part contrast plays in my life. I know I’m still working on it, but I’m clearer than ever that […]

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Money Personal Growth Shenanigans & Ruminations

If Only We Were Robots (and Other Random Thoughts)

I decided to take some thoughts (mostly about investing, but not only) I wrote down recently and put them both down together here, instead of expanding each one into its own post: If Only We Were Robots If we were robots, the unpredictability of investments would probably not bother us, as we would have mathematically […]

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Books Money Personal Growth

Counterfactual Thinking, that Sneaky Mechanism of the Mind

Investing is based the hope that assets you buy (whatever they may be) will provide (much) more value in the long run than the amount paid to buy them. This is a simple idea, yet along the way to harvesting your investment fruits, your psychological resolve will be tested again and again, since investments, especially […]

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The Life-Changing Power of Decision

Back at the beginning of 2008 I made a decision to exercise 5 days a week for at least 25 minutes. Before I made this decision, I was a some-of-the-time athlete. I wasn’t consistent. After I made the new decision, exercise–primarily running–became a permanent fixture of my routine. My decision proved to be the game […]

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Money Shenanigans & Ruminations

“STOCK MARKET!”

I have often written about my fixation on doing things that please me 🙂 This has become a #1 priority in my life over the last few years. It is why I do this blog. It is why I read. It is why I run. It is why I do most of what I do. […]

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It’s (Now More than Ever) Time to Develop Good Financial Habits

I just finished (yet another) personal finance book, this one David Bach’s “Start Late, Finish Rich.”* The book’s premise is that anyone—no matter their age or station in life–can get their financial shite together (!) by developing the right financial habits to create a healthy nest for themselves and their family. As is the case […]

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Investing through Volatile Times (Part 2)

Throughout the crazy roller coaster of the past few months, we have continued to maintain our equanimity on the investing front. In fact, I have taken the opportunity to buy stocks (ie index funds) as aggressively as possible. I was so keen on purchasing during this period that I did so every chance I could. […]

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The Return of the Return of the Daily Blogger

It’s June 1st, 2020, and I’m ba-ba-ba-back, baby! I blogged every day in April and decided to take May off. The allure of the daily blog called to me, though, and by the middle of May, I was already planning on returning for June. This is not the first time I have re-started up my […]

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Templeton and the Test of One’s Investing Mettle

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”–Sir John Templeton Last summer I was curious to learn more about world-renowned investor Sir John Templeton. I wanted to read a biography like I did for Warren Buffett, but finding none that […]