A Hard Lesson in Day Trading
As an intermediate investor I am actively involved in managing my investment portfolio and as I normally do about once a week, I flipped open my banking app to view the closing value of my portfolio. Much to my expectation, there wasn’t much going on. What I saw was moderate growth over the previous week and was gripped by intense discouragement on this particular day. This emotional reaction to my investments would kick off a chain of emotional and irrational investing decisions on this particular day.Read full story
My Foray into Extreme Sports
I’ve always been competitive. I remember growing up being able to do a lot of physically impressive things. I could sprint my way through a soccer game no problem, or fearlessly jump off a 20 foot cliff on a family camping trip. My body was fragile and tiny but my brain didn’t see myself that way, and you certainly couldn’t convince me of my fragility if you tried. When my blood got pumping, I felt like I could do anything.Read full story
Discipline; The Antidote to Laziness
We all have a temptation to sit back on the couch and turn on Netflix. It’s easier to numb our brains into patterns of thoughtlessness than to have our ever-wandering minds be constructive and put in the mental work required to build something, solve a problem or challenge ourselves to be better.Read full story
Is a Master's Degree Useless?
Is a master’s degree still worth it after COVID-19? Aren’t there tons of people out there with a masters? What value does it have? Should I take on the debt?. Making this decision is arguably more difficult during the aftermath of COVID-19 with a more competitive job market on the horizon.Read full story