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Chautauqua UK: A Cackling Good Time for All

ME: “So Chautauqua IS a super-villain plot-hatching retreat! Then I only have one last question: can I come next year?” JL Collins: “Oh, I have such plans for you My Pretty!” Since JL’s cryptic answer during our last interview, I’ve had a Skype call with The Godfather himself, where he finally clarified what he meant. You know that scene where Harry produces his very first Patronus during a Quiddich game? A feat he achieved only because he felt like he was on top of the world? Well, that was me during the call. If I was a magical, bespectacled English boy, […]

Happy New Year! Now Let’s Grab 2017 by the Balls!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! It’s a brand spanking new year and you know what that means. New Years Resolutions! But instead of the lame open-ended goals of “workout more”, “eat healthier”, “make more money” goals, we’re going to do something different. We’re going to focus on “The 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person”. Written by David Wong from, this is one of my favourite articles of all time. Why? Because of its no bullshit advice on how to become a better person: 1) The World Only Cares About What It Can Get […]

Let’s Go Exploring! Santorini and Ios Greece: Glorious Sunsets, Cliffside Views, and Fantastic Value

“Giddy” isn’t a word I’d use to describe myself, but that’s exactly how I felt. Standing in our Caldera (“Cave View”) balcony over-looking the aquamarine Aegean Sea, I was on the top of the world. The salty smell of the sea, the misty clouds, the sunrise over the cliffs. Who wouldn’t be giddy? And to think we’d almost missed out on all this! Initially, Greece wasn’t even on our radar but thankfully that changed when our host, Luca, in Amsterdam proclaimed “GO TO SANTORINI! JUST GO!” before declaring “LET’S DO A JOINT”! (We quickly learned that Luca only has 2 volumes: silence […]

Investment Workshop 9: Stupid Holidays

Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Hope everyone’s having a great holiday break! But, wait, I titled the post “Stupid Holidays.” What’s up with that? Am I some kind of holiday-hating Grinch? Well, today is the next buy day for our Workshop in which we’re supposed to continue executing our DCA to put more money into our investment portfolio. But with the holidays now upon us, nothing’s open. This is something that just happens once you retire. You get annoyed at public holidays because nothing’s […]

Merry Christmas! Apparently.

So the other day as I’m answering emails from some of the wonderful readers of this blog, a message pinged from Jim “The Godfather” Collins to wish us Merry Christmas, to which my reaction was “It’s Christmas?!?” So I opened up a calendar and discovered that I was, in fact, responding to reader mail on Christmas Eve like some kind of workaholic freak! And that just goes to show you that when you get to do what you love every day, those holidays really sneak up on you because really, EVERY day is a holiday. And even though I may […]

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