Category Archives: Life Philosophy

Never Forget Pascal’s Wager

Should you believe in God?  More importantly, what the heck does that have to do with a family finance blog?  As it turns out, a lot.  Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and inventor – basically the classic … Continue reading

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Reputation Risk is Why You Need F-You Money

Most of us dream of working a fulfilling career until we have enough money so that we can choose our own path: we can stay if we wish, move on to a new and more fulfilling career, or head out … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Default Life is the One You Want

Almost no one changes the default settings on their tablet or their computer. The majority of people use the default ringtone on their cellphones.  Many people don’t sign up for their 401k because they never get around to it.  Such … Continue reading

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Follow your Passion- on the Side

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Follow your passion and the money will follow.  So goes the advice anyway.  It’s also not very likely.  Not only not likely, but given how happiness and life satisfaction work, there’s a good chance that you’re following the wrong path.  … Continue reading

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It’s Really Hard to Accept What We Can’t Change

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”        –  Reinhold Niebuhr The Serenity Prayer is one of the most powerful mantras ever written, … Continue reading

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