On Long Term Investing and Indexes

This week’s learning is part 4 of a 5 part series on Personal Finance and Investing inspired by 3 books – The Investors Manifesto by William J Bernstein, I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, and The Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. (Part 1, 2, 3) The only known reliable long term investment […]

2 hour rule after facing a disappointment

The 2 hours after facing a disappointment or setback are the worst. Emotions rule. Logic loses out pretty darn comprehensively. I’ve made some really dumb decisions after disappointments that I’ve regretted almost immediately. So, here’s a suggestion for a simple fix – after you face a disappointment, don’t do ANYTHING for 2 hours. If it’s […]

The Rock Star Analyst Series

I’m excited about a new series idea that came to mind this week. I’ve been thinking about a work related series that I would have energy for. The “Work Hacks Wednesdays” series died an untimely death simply because I felt it was getting too generic and too forced. This new series idea is called “The […]

Experiencing crap days

Crap days suck. They make you feel (hopefully only temporarily) small, insignificant, and unworthy. These become tougher to handle when they come one after another. A crap week can be a significant dent to your morale and a crap month can play havoc with self esteem. That said, I always find that extended crap periods […]

On Investing Don’t Do’s

This week’s learning is part 3 of a 5 part series on Personal Finance and Investing inspired by 3 books – The Investors Manifesto by William J Bernstein, I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi, and The Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. (Parts 1, 2) After last week’s cautionary note on viewing […]