Tag Archives: Emotional Intelligence

As Thanksgiving Approaches Think About This

As Thanksgiving Approaches Think About This

Thanksgiving is that time of the year where people get together to say thanks. Personally, I got a lot of things to be thankful for: a healthy family, friends, work and for having the opportunity to wake up to enjoy a new day. Continue reading

My Financial Mistakes

My Financial Mistakes

Kris from Chronicles of a Father with Cents recently posted a very insightful article about his financial mistakes. When I finished reading it, I had no choice but to reach out to him to share an idea that came to mind. The pitch was the following: “Kris, wouldn’t it be great if we started a chain where bloggers share their own financial mishaps?  This would not only be valuable to our readers but it would also be a great opportunity for bloggers to learn from each other in an effort to maximize the value of lessons learned”. He was on board so here I am writing about my financial mistakes following his initiative and hopefully encouraging others to do the same. Continue reading

The Law of Diminishing Returns

The Law of Diminishing Returns

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through the content I follow but one stood out from the crowd. The title of the post was “Stacking Functions” by the Happy Philosopher (HP). As I started reading, the HP did a phenomenal job describing opportunities to improve efficiencies in various aspects of personal finance (PF); however, I would like to make the case of how Stacking Functions could greatly benefit from the Law Of Diminishing Returns (LODR). Continue reading

Why We Refuse To Let Others Influence Our Decisions

Why we stopped letting others influence our decisions

So there I was in 2008 finishing graduate studies at Texas A&M University with a job offer that required moving to a little town called Gillette, WY. I remember my recruiter mentioning the name of the city and all I could think was “holy crap this place is going to be freezing cold”. Before you run with the idea of saying … “how were you able to say yes without even knowing where in the world this place was” …, well that’s not how it happened. My employer actually flew me there to have a look around before I took the job. Continue reading

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

One strategic approach to investing is to buy a particular mix of investments that you believe will provide the return you’re seeking at a level of risk you’re willing to take. This is what we refer to as asset allocation and is nothing more than bringing the concept of diversification into an investment strategy. Continue reading

Emotional Intelligence in FI

According to Wikipedia, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately. Continue reading