Sunday, December 28, 2014

Stoicism in the Media

Thanks to an online friend of mine, I just read a NY Times opinion piece that mentions and dismisses Stoicism among other Philosophies.  I decided to dust off the old blog and offer my opinion on a few of his comments.  I realize that this article's purpose was not to fully explain Stoicism, nor could such a task be accomplished in so short a space (or here, for that matter).  However, Dr. May brings up some common objections to Stoicism that I would like to address.  The fact that Stoicism merits dismissal in the NY Times marks a step forward for me.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tyler Durden and Socrates

Please feel free to check out my latest Postmodernize post, it hints around some values about money and so on, but I view it as more philosophy than personal finance.  I still have no time frame for writing more here, though there have been a few requests for economics for philosophers after my fake debt ceiling tumblr post.

I have to say the vast array of social media can be difficult to navigate, I have a blog, a tumblr, a twitter, a reddit subreddit, and I write for a collaborative blog.  All seem to have their strengths and weaknesses, but it's hard to know what they are before trying them out.  I try to remember the point of all this is my own development and honing my own ideas rather than any sort of internet fame.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tumblr for Quotes and Unpolished Ideas

I've been playing around with tumblr for a few weeks, feel free to check out my page if you are interested.  I have some ideas still for this blog, but no timeline for new posts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

All I Need Is...

I wrote a new post over at, be sure to check it out.  This is a new writing project/blog I'm involved in. The other writers seem to be more inspired by Lacan and Existentialism rather than Stoicism, but those perspectives interest me as well; at least when I can understand them.  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Starting an Education Fund

This textbook will cost $5,000 in 2030

Estimated Planning Time: 2 hours
Materials: Budget
Project Difficulty: Hard

Once you have an emergency fund, you are fully funding your retirement, and you have paid off all of your non-mortgage debt you might want to consider opening an education investment account.  I realize I might have lost a majority of the population with those conditions, so the first step is understanding why those conditions are applicable and why you might start saving for college before meeting them.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Planning for Retirement

My idea of a yacht
Estimated Planning Time: 1 hour
Materials: Results from Creating a Budget, Employee retirement plan materials (if any)
Project Difficulty: Intermediate

Retirement means something different to me than merely staying home from work, watching TV, taking cruises, or playing golf.  All of those things might be fun, but to me the benefit of retirement (or even better, financial independence) is the ability to contribute in whatever way I am called to without concerning myself with the monetary rewards.  Readers of MrMoneyMustache or EarlyRetirementExtreme might find this definition familiar.

Monday, August 27, 2012

And...we're back!

Emerging from the depths
Well after a few months I finally got my friend to help out with my technical issues and now my domain name actually works.  Look for some new posts very shortly, I've been using the time to think and read and it's time for me to work out the ideas in my writing.

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