How will you spend your time in retirement?

While preparing for the financial aspect of retirement is important, it’s also vital to figure out how you’ll spend your time too. When you think of retirement, what comes to mind? (Okay, you probably are feeling some dread that you’ll … Read MoreRead More

What if your community isn’t supportive of your growth?

If your family or people you love don’t want you to change or grow, you have to help them along, or find your chosen family. Last time, I talked about David, who was at a crossroads in his life: start … Read MoreRead More

The pastor and the flood: A parable on who can save you

I use the story about the pastor and the flood to ask who you’re waiting for to come to your aid. Is it someone else, or is it you? My dad used to tell this story. It was meant as … Read MoreRead More

Conferences and community: FinCon 2019 and the Everything Conference

It’s really late, and I’m feeling more than a little ragged as I write this. But I’m also so jazzed and overwhelmed with gratitude. That’s because I just finished up a two-weekend, two-conference marathon. Last weekend, I was in Washington, … Read MoreRead More

Energizer Bunny

How to move forward when you feel like the world is going to end

On a Tuesday morning in September, a little over 15 years ago, I was waking up for work. At the time, my alarm was set to play classic rock radio (I believe it was 94.1 WYSP). While I usually woke … Read MoreRead More

Join the Portland Integrative Finance Community!

  I’ve created a Meetup group! Called Portland Integrative Finance Community, it is a group where we can come together to share our experiences around two central questions: How can we use money to help us achieve our goals? How … Read MoreRead More

What do “social insurance programs” have to do with personal finance?

Last time, I wrote about someone who claimed that all of the important personal finance tenets could fit on an index card. And who then produced that index card. It contained nine ideas or suggestions, eight of which I tackled in … Read MoreRead More

The necessity of being a millionaire

  So I talked about how being a millionaire is both more achievable and less meaningful than ever before. In fact, I’ll go even further by saying that for many of us, it’s also effectively mandatory. Yes, I’m saying that … Read MoreRead More

Is it subversive to repair things?

  I had the pleasure of stopping by a “repair cafe” this past weekend. A repair cafe is an event that matches up people who can repair things with people who need things repaired. Organized by RepairPDX, a local organization … Read MoreRead More

How Ebola made me rethink responsibility (and flu shots)

  Sooooo, heard about any infectious diseases recently that have a non-zero mortality rate and no cure? You guessed it: It’s flu season again! … Read More