An overview of FIRE (Financial Independence/Early Retirement) including why, budgeting, saving, and investing. FIRE means “retiring” before the traditional age of 65, sometimes even in your 20’s or 30’s.

  1. Spend less than you earn. Save the rest.
  2. Invest your savings in low-cost, broad-based index funds.

As with anything, you can go much further down the rabbit hole but the basic premise of my view on finances is that simple.

Learning a new language is a difficult task. Why make it more difficult by learning aspects of the language that you either do not care about or will not use? This post defines some possible goals for learning a language and the corresponding skills required. By identifying which goals to pursue and which to ignore or postpone, you can drastically reduce your language learning time by cutting out the unnecessary skills.

What follows is a guide for quickly picking up a new language. It starts out with the most useful, and easiest to learn, elements first and then moves onto the more time consuming aspects of a language. The areas that require the most study, practice, or memorization are saved until you have a framework to build on and barebones language skills that you can use immediately.

Free Companion Course Purpose of the Book I want to make sure you’re clear for takeoff first. Does your idea have merit? Will it succeed in the market you’re trying to serve, or will it just be a waste of time and resources? Is it a good idea for you and the life you want to live? In other words, will it fly? Here are some reasons why one might just sit on an idea without taking action.