Your brain is wired for mild dissatisfaction. Here are some simple exercises to re-program it and increase your happiness.
Throwing money away? Need to get on the housing ladder? The “forever home”? All nonsense – read on to find out why renting get an unfairly hard time.
What’s so special about you, anyway? OK fine, I’ll try to help you – but you won’t like the answer…
The concept of “paying yourself first” was, for me, the most powerful concept in the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. It’s so powerful I’ve applied the principle to many non-financial areas of my life too, and seen huge benefits.
I haven’t had a warm shower in over five years. Why? And is it worth it?
Being right is fun, it’s profitable, it’s correlated with better health outcomes (this sentence has not been fact-checked), and it generally beats the hell out of being wrong.
Luckily, being right is easy when you follow a few simple principles.
“How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World” is an ugly-looking book by a former US politician who you won’t have heard of, advocating a worldview that could easily be criticised as selfish or impractical.
It’s not a perfect book, but I re-read it every couple of years because it contains a simple message that’s easy to forget: you have far more control over your life than you think you do.
Why I’ve made a morally confused but pragmatic lifestyle choice – and how the same principle can help you make big changes stick.
From well over a decade of reading obsessively and investing broadly (and often badly), I’ve identified 10 financial principles that sum up my view of how you should run your personal finances. You’ll disagree with at least a few of them.
The word “leverage” has been horribly abused, but the principle is a vital one: making sure your efforts today produce benefits way into the future.