Habits, Leverage, and Trees

  If you want to totally screw up your life, here’s my advice: cultivate some bad habits. That’s how most people do it. Very few people screw up their lives by drinking once, but a lot of people screw it up by developing a drinking problem. I’ve never heard a story of someone who went… Continue reading Habits, Leverage, and Trees

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Who Are You Afraid Of?

Hypothetical situation: imagine that you have a twin with the same goals as you. If you want to become the CEO of your company, so does he; if you want to date that cute girl who you always see at the grocery store, so does he; if you want to be the leading blogger on… Continue reading Who Are You Afraid Of?

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Maximizing Your Opportunity Window

In my last post i talked about what NOW is the right time for. The implication, of course, is that there are certain periods of time where you can actually take advantage of opportunities that come your way. Let’s call that your Opportunity Window. In the Standard American Lifestyle, that window is narrow. Really narrow.… Continue reading Maximizing Your Opportunity Window

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The 2009 Nomad Packing List

Our most popular Life Nomadic article last year was our complete packing list. Since then we’ve learned a lot, made a lot of changes, and managed to pack a lot more into the same tiny amount of space. There are a few areas where slight improvement could be made, which you’ll hear me talk about… Continue reading The 2009 Nomad Packing List

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RV Questions and Answers

My last post on living in an RV has generated a bunch of questions by comment and by email. Instead of responding to them individually, I’m going to answer them all here. How long did it take you to outfit the RV with solar power? Putting solar power into an RV is a simple job,… Continue reading RV Questions and Answers

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Hardcore Personal Finance

One thing leads to another. I screwed up my 2007 tax return and got audited (not a big scary one, just a “fix this or pay us” notice), which motivated me to go overboard and learn everything there is about taxes, as they relate to my finances. I then started a rudimentary expenses sheet in… Continue reading Hardcore Personal Finance

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Outliers

I just finished Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers. I always like reading Gladwell’s books, but mainly as entertainment. It’s that sort of smart writing that makes you feel like you’re learning something important, even though the main purpose of the book is for entertainment. Still, with any book I read I generally try to come up… Continue reading Outliers

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Poker and Pickup: Thinking Levels

As I’ve been immersing myself in poker, I’ve been overwhelmed by the parallels with pickup, in theory, practice, and in my experience as a student. I’m not sure if this is pure coincidence, my mind trying to find a pattern where there’s not one, or a genuine underlying pattern that probably extends to other areas… Continue reading Poker and Pickup: Thinking Levels

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