• death, dying, regrets, death regrets, life
    Personal Finance

    Top Five Regrets of the Dying

    This list comes from an Australian nurse named Bronnie Ware who recorded the wishes of individuals in palliative care in a piece that was profiled in The Guardian. I heard about this from a TED talk by Jane McGonigal who talked on turning her survival after a concussion into a game. I’ve embedded the video after the list below, but wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on this. I think a lot of happiness is tied into how we perceive ourselves, and not falling under the auspices of how perception is laid upon is. Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Once you label me you negate me.” Regret is a strong…

  • Financial Independence 101,  Personal Finance

    What To Do When You Win The Lottery

    The precious lottery. How long have you spent thinking about winning that magical multi-million dollar ticket? I’ll be honest that I’ve taken a ticket out, mostly for the luxury of thinking about what I’d do with the winnings. Buy a house? Sure! Go on vacation? Yes, please. How about doing everything that you want to do? Sounds like FIRE to me. They say you’re more likely to drown in your bathtub or die from the wounds after falling in bed than you are of winning the jackpot lottery, but in the unlikely event you do actually win, I will hand down my hard-sought after advice to you. After you win…