Let’s Go Exploring! Zakopane: Are We In Poland or the Canadian Rockies?
What can walk 10kms, use their own hiking poles, without whining, bitching or complaining? Little Polish kids. That’s right. Specifically, tiny Polish kids as young as 6-years-old, happily trotting alongside us. My feet were starting to blister, I was sweating, and it seemed like I’d been walking forever, but I didn’t see a single kid complain. Most kids I know would’ve been screaming bloody murder by now. Turns out the Poles hike so often with their kids, the kids even have their own hiking poles. I had no idea that in Zakopane Poland, hiking is basically a national sport. We […]
Investment Workshop 52: Wrapping It Up
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Yeesh, has it been a year already? And Holy Shit, WHAT a year it’s been. A completely topsy-turvy presidential election, repeated attempts (and failures) to kill Obamacare, 3 devastating hurricanes, and that’s just in US news. When we started this Workshop we were sitting on a beach in Cambodia, and now we’re sitting in a coffee shop in the Frozen North. Through it all, we’ve been posting these Investment Workshop articles, and slowly but steadily built up an investment […]
Don’t Let Fun Hold You Back
I recently read an article on BudgetsAreSexy called “the Triad of Hustling”. To summarize, the Triad of Hustling is something J.Money came up with when he was on the verge of burning out. With too many projects to choose from and limited hours in the day, he decided that he was going to evaluate projects based on these 3 criteria: 1) Time 2) Money 3) Fun If the project didn’t take up too much time, made lots of money, and was fun, he would work on it. Otherwise, forget it. What I like about this criterion is that it let’s […]
Friday Reader Case: Help! My Kids Are Holding Me Back
It’s Friday again and you know what that means? It’s Reader Case time! Now, before I jump in, I just want to warn you, this one is extremely long and meaty. Of the reader cases we’ve done so far, I would say this is definitely one of the more challenging ones. So put on your thinking caps cause we’re about to MathThisShitUp EXTRA HARD: “Hey there, I’m not sure my case will be the most exciting to feature in a post, but I feel it does raise a question many readers may have and I hope you can […]
Investment Workshop 51: Let’s Go To Vanguard!
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Today we will be initiating out transfer from TD Ameritrade to Vanguard. If you don’t know what the Hell I’m talking about, read here to get the background story of why we have decided to end our endorsement of TD Ameritrade, and read here to understand why we believe Vanguard is the most worthy new home for our investment funds. So the last time we revisited this topic, we wanted to transfer our funds out but we didn’t want […]