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Ryan Holiday and Noah Kagan

Definitely worth checking out.  Ryan Holiday is specifically talking about books, but I think greater lessons can be learned for any creators & entrepreneurs.  Here are some of the more interesting things covered: What to create vs. what you love to do. Marketing Doing things that don’t scale Stoicism & giving up control

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Book Notes: Seth Godin “The Dip”

Figured I’d write some notes on this book.  This is my “cliff notes” version for anyone who is too lazy to read the book (or just wants a refresher). This book hits home to me as I’m currently trying several entrepreneurial journeys (I’ve started two LLCs in the last month) and the idea of when a project […]

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Reading One Book Per Week

It seems as though the wealthiest read at least one book per week. Why? They have an insatiable curiosity and look to books to solve their problems They have structured their time so that they can have leisure to read.  Warren Buffet, for instance, spends most of his day reading. With this in mind, I’m […]

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How I’m reducing my budget by $1k this month.

Are you spending wayyyy to much money and not sure where it is going? That’s the situation I found myself in this last month. I have a monthly plan to review my credit card statements, but after the end of last month I had the question: “Where did it all go?” What Doesn’t Work (for […]

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Income/Financial Freedom Report – April 2017

Big changes this month: I’ve moved $10k more into my trading account.  Since my trades have been going swimmingly, I’ve decided to double down on credit spreads.  I’m trading a very, very simple strategy which I’ll have to tell you about in a later blog post.  What’s amazing is the capital invested in this is: […]

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INCOME/FINANCIAL FREEDOM REPORT – MARCH 2017

Roughly the same as last month.  I’m still quite happy with this.  Of course, I’m ultimately aiming at getting to 100%. My job has now wound down, so mostly I’m looking at ways to make an active income, but not as an employee.  Rather, I’m starting my own business (doing FBA – more to come […]

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New domain – richwithnojob.com!

Just migrated from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, as I finally bought the domain – richwithnojob.com. (For those who don’t know – wordpress.org is the blogging software that the company gives away, wordpress.com is their hosted version – which is free, until you want a custom domain, or show ads, etc). WordPress is famous for it’s “15 […]

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INCOME/FINANCIAL FREEDOM REPORT – February 2017

Oh yeah! This month was a huge win for me.  Notice that I started tracking expenses and calculating what my financial freedom % is.  Obviously at 100%, I’m financially free! Some new things: Vertical Credit Spreads I’ve been long SPX/RUT, which has paid off.  Really, I’m just going with the trend.  Will it reverse soon? […]

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Interesting Startups in Real Estate

There are some interesting startups in the real estate world: https://better.com/ – No mortgage commissions.  I might just use them for my next purchase. https://www.lendinghome.com/ – hard money lending at 90% LTC, 80% LTV https://www.opendoor.com/how-it-works – skipping real estate agents. https://www.redfin.com/ – real estate agents with half the fee. I think the real estate industry is ripe for disruption.

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Mark Cuban on The Future of Jobs and Trump.

Starts out by talking about Trump.  It’s absolutely crazy that Trump doesn’t use Google. But more interesting is how the nature of jobs will change.  Cuban thinks that even most programmers will be gone in the next 5-10 years. And that liberal arts majors will be the real winners in the next 10-20 years.