Bigger Picture, Financial Planning

Why I Want To Be Naked

“Using trust as a competitive advantage, modern firms are guided by transparency, ownership of attention, and consistent communication with current and prospective clients. We call them Naked Brands.” Sorry for the click bait…what I should have said is Why I Want RLWM (soon to be RLSWM) To Be A “Naked Brand”…but that wouldn’t have been as attention-grabbing. Early in my…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape for December 2nd, 2017

Every Saturday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time. Of Dollars and Data: There Are Many Ways To Win “There are many ways to win…if you follow the right rules.” Morgan Housel via Collaborative Fund: Conflicting Skill Sets “They all have a common denominator:…

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Bigger Picture

Memorial WOD for Artie Stevens

CrossFitters can be annoying–we post pictures of torn hands, sweat angels, and our workouts. We constantly talk about PRs, our Paleo snacks, and macronutrient counts. I get why non-CrossFitters don’t always like us. But, no matter how annoying we can be with our love for CrossFit, one thing cannot be denied, CrossFitters are a part of an amazing community. Today,…

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Investing

Prerequisites For Investing In Bitcoin

Disclosure: As of this writing, I personally own Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) and may invest in other cryptocurrencies in the future. If you have not invested in Bitcoin, you’re most likely getting the itch as the value of a bitcoin races towards $10,000. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency must have been the topic of conversation at Thanksgiving as investors…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape for November 20th, 2017

Every Saturday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time. This week’s mixtape is a special edition–the first financial blog I regularly followed, The Reformed Broker, turned nine this week. I haven’t been a reader for all nine of those years (I think I’m at…

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Financial Planning, Vlog

Vlog: HSA’s and Retirement?!?

Unfortunately, because my family has a medical share plan and not a traditional health insurance plan (revisit this blog to learn more), we are not eligible for what may be the most tax efficient investment vehicle available–the Health Savings Account (HSA), which also happens to be the most under-utilized investment vehicle. In this video, I cover the basics of an…

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Investing

New Podcast: Animal Spirits

A couple of my favorite bloggers and investment professionals just dropped their first podcast. If you are a reader of my weekly mixtapes, there is no introduction needed for Michael Batnick (The Irrelevant Investor) and Ben Carlson (A Wealth of Common Sense). The Irrelevant Investor and A Wealth of Common Sense are two of the first five blogs I check…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape for November 11th, 2017

Every Saturday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time. The excitement of the last week and a half has been well documented on Instagram and Twitter, so I won’t revisit Silas in my intro…I did include my blog post below though. There were so…

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Bigger Picture

Introducing Silas Castelli

I’ve been meaning to write this for about a week now, but I’ve been preoccupied, with good reason. Halloween was an eventful day for my family. After taking Roman (Carlos from Disney’s The Descendants) and Leo (Steph Curry) around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat, I came home to find my wife having contractions about 6-7 minutes apart; they had started earlier…

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