Friday Five: Be Kind

Five pieces of (mostly) financial writing and one reason why I recommend reading them. A personal finance pocket book Artistic skill along with writing skill is a powerful combination. Safal Niveshak has got it. Changing one’s mind on FIRE A maxim of effective narrative is the human element. Changing one’s mind is part of theContinue reading “Friday Five: Be Kind”

First Principles Writing

It’s late at night. The words on the screen swirl before your heavy eyes. With each pass, what you wrote sounds worse and worse. A clumsy passage or sentence takes on the appearance of a Gordian Knot. What should be simple and clear is a tangled mess. It doesn’t convey your meaning at all. Suddenly,Continue reading “First Principles Writing”

Friday Five: What Are You Worth?

Five pieces of (mostly) financial writing and one reason why I recommend reading them. How to truly evaluate your wealth As I wrote in my previous blog, creation, whether it is a work of art or a scientific study, is a form of adding to the conversation. Nick Muggiuli’s blog this week is great exampleContinue reading “Friday Five: What Are You Worth?”

Lessons of an Anonymous Financial Writer

Broke, jobless, with a child on the way — I became a financial writer out of desperation. Some people start writing about money in hopes of becoming a kind of finance guru; some do it in hopes of attracting new clients to their advisory business. I just wanted a paycheck. What I earned though wasContinue reading “Lessons of an Anonymous Financial Writer”