I write about doing life and personal finance, focusing on the psychology of our relationships with other people and money. I’m anti-guru, pro-empowerment.

A low cost of living is attainable just about anywhere you choose to live — even in urban, coastal California

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It hurts to admit, but there’s one thing you need a lot of to be objectively rich

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Thinking of a realistic way to quit your job and work your passion

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  • Traditional conceptions of retirement
  • People bragging about travel on dating apps


We should take care with how we throw around words like “poor”

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“We’re not gonna open a Ma and Pa shop together.”

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How the toxic retirement industry sets people up to fail

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And why it matters if you want a healthy relationship with money

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They mean well, but in life, this doesn’t mean much

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It’s a lot like knowing you’re in love — except you sleep well

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I came to Los Angeles from San Francisco — both places rock

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