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Embracing Uncertainty

If you asked me what I was doing 2 years ago, I would have told you that I was building out a traditional financial planning business focused on a monthly retainer model paired with investment management services. If you asked me what I was doing 1 year ago, I would have told that my business had morphed into a financial consulting practice focused on a simple, fee per-service model. If you asked me what I was doing 1 month ago, I would have told you that online courses were becoming my focus. If you ask me what I’m doing today, I will tell you that all of the above are now taking a back seat.

Why all the pivots?

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5 Reasons Why Investing for Income Beats Investing for Growth

Why do you invest?

Such a simple question, right? When asked this, most people’s response has something to do with retirement. But this is normally a canned answer simply because we know we are supposed to save and invest for retirement. The problem is that there is no deeper meaning or motivation behind this type of investment strategy. There’s no excitement. No drive. And I firmly believe this is the primary reason why so many people are underfunded for retirement.

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Consumption and the Fulfillment Curve

I was recently listening to a ChooseFI podcast that highlighted financial independence OG, Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life (reviewed admirably by Paula Pant).  During the interview, I became fascinated her discussion of the "fulfillment curve", which is basically a graph created by Vicki and her co-author, Joe Dominguez, that maps the relationship of spending and happiness.  The chart hones in on the law of diminishing returns past a certain level of consumption.

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