Books Read in 2015

As I put together this list of books and their brief descriptions I went through my highlights and notes which felt a bit like revisiting old friends. I hope you enjoy the tidbits here and there. If there are any you’d recommend for 2016 please list them out in the comments. This past year I…

Books Read in 2014

As I’m reading more and more these days, I’m beginning to become a bit more purposeful in just what I read. One comparison I’ve found that seems to make sense is how what we put into our mind can have just as much of an impact as what we put into our bodies. I don’t…

Lessons Learned

I won’t go into a description of my challenges, other than to say that the first few months of my marriage were tough, not from the wife, but the job. You can read more about it here. I’m writing to point out a few lessons learned from my predicament. What good is going through tough…

Welcome Back to the Real World

I had just gotten married, but instead of walking six inches above the ground, I’m clawing tooth and nail just to get a glimpse of the daylight. Just as the stock market has booms and busts, life too has ups and downs, yings and yangs, and ebbs and flows. Life seems to be going better…

2014 Financial Goals

It’s weird to think that this is a first for me. I’m a very goal oriented person, but this is the first time that I have written out a list of financial goals to hit in the coming year. I’ve said plenty of things in my head to myself over the years and mostly stuck…

Books Read in 2013

The beginning of 2013 had a slow start to my reading pursuits. I committed myself to studying for the Professional Engineering exam starting January 1st, which then encompassed the majority of my non working time. To give myself a bit of a break while studying I started off my reading a relaxing and interesting book…

2013 In Review

Whew… What a year it has been. I’ll list a few of the highlights later. While it has been fun, it has also been tough. I’ve had a lot of balls in the air at once and some how managed to keep most of them afloat. 2013 started with four months straight of studying and…