Utility Theory and Happiness

Well I've finished my last actuarial exam (should be the last...but who knows with these things, they keep cropping up!) and feel liberated. I wrote this exam to finalize my suite of professional designations which were long term goals of mine over the last decade! Mission accomplished. Having an extra couple hours a day really … Continue reading Utility Theory and Happiness

Thankful for the Health of My Family

It has been sometime since my last post. Life has been very hectic between a new job, wedding planning, and winding up the year end with family/friends. However, I wanted to take some time to write out some brief thoughts about a recent personal event. None are likely to be uniquely insightful and may just … Continue reading Thankful for the Health of My Family

Compound Interest – It’s A Choice

When we talk about FIRE (financial independence, retiring early) one of the most crucial things to understand aside from saving is compound interest. As Einstein once famously said: "Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it...he who doesn't...pays it." - Albert Einstein Well said (Pretty smart guy!). Let's … Continue reading Compound Interest – It’s A Choice

Human Capital VS Financial Capital

An important concept in building ones' wealth is capital. In today's world, you need some dough to carry out an existence, unless you're totally self-sustainable which is awesome from an environmental/frugal standpoint. But for most of us mere mortals, even those living the most extremely frugalicious lives, you need some money to cover basic expenses. … Continue reading Human Capital VS Financial Capital