Developers and tech workers: What are you doing with your money?

I spent over a decade working in software startups in the tech industry. Now I help those working there manage their money more effectively. I worked in the tech startup industry for a dozen years. That’s an eternity in tech … Read MoreRead More

Little robot

Chris Hogan’s Retire Inspired: Another bionic book?

Years from now, when the internet is as obscure and unknowable as Linear A, archaeologists are going to unearth books, still well-preserved, that say things like: “If you haven’t taken the R:IQ assessment yet, do it now! Take it for … Read MoreRead More

Hands in the air

Tony Robbins’ finance app, or how the end of history is already happening

I talk about the problems with tying the contents of a book to an online service, using the example of the Tony Robbins Master The Game app. I got on a bit of a rant when I talked about the end … Read MoreRead More


How to prevent the end of history

Hidden among the latest catastrophes and tragedies was a little-heralded story about how the last VCR was finally being produced. “I didn’t even know that VCRs were still being made,” said mostly everyone. Indeed, it’s been a while since I’ve … Read MoreRead More

Hula hoops

Technology isn’t the answer to our finance problems

I believe we live in a techno-uptopian society. By this, I mean that “technology” is seen as the answer to whatever ails us. How else to describe the over-inflation that is Silicon Valley (and its cousins Silicon Alley, Silicon Forest, … Read MoreRead More

Unlikely Audio Episode 1: Saul of Hearts on reclaiming focus from technology

  I’m really excited about this post today, because we’re trying something different. For the first time ever, we have an audio edition of Unlikely Radical called Unlikely Audio. (As an aside, does anyone else want to find a better … Read More

In praise of dumbphones

  I am one of the only people I know who doesn’t have a smartphone. I’m not bragging about this. I just have decided that at this point, it’s not something I want in my life. I’m not suggesting you … Read MoreRead More

Your electronics buying guide

  My MP3 player died recently. It died a valiant death after a good seven years of use. Actually, it was closer to a decade, since I bought it used. And while I was sad, I can’t say that I … Read MoreRead More