Paycheck-to-Paycheck on a Six-Figure Salary
Why is the easy life so difficult to achieve? It should be simple enough, right? To have the freedom to live how and where you choose. To be your own boss. To spend your time doing the things you want to do…instead of the work you need to do, just to make ends meet.Find Out More
Enslaved by the Promise of Economic Security
It’s another fine day here in South America. Or at least, it looks that way from where we sit. Outside our office window—on the fifth floor of an old, French-style apartment building—we can see across the street to the neighboring balconies. They are stacked like little stages, one atop the other. Vignettes play out on each of them.Find Out More
Can You Afford to Take that Vacation?
It is a warm summer’s afternoon here in the “Paris of the South.” Locals are slowly returning to the city after their yearly pilgrimages to the seaside. Drifting back into the capital, they appear windswept and freshly scorched, testament to many hours spent tanning on beaches and by hotel pools, no doubt. They spill onto the footpath between cafés…gesticulate passionately when arguing over parking spaces…and talk at excited volumes about their vacations.Find Out More
Is the “Common Good” Really in Your Best Interest?
Our beat here is how to achieve a truer, more fulfilling existence…one that does not depend on the accumulation of trinkets and gizmos, but that stands alone as worthy and valuable in and of itself.Find Out More
Flat-Out Broke and Living on Borrowed Time
Well, after an unexpectedly prolonged stay in Brazil, your editor is once again ensconced in the familiar settings of our part-time home city. Today we write to you from Café Birkin, a chic little beanery in the hip Palermo barrio. The crowd here is young-ish. Trendy. Good looking. Their style is impeccable. Their taste…questionable.Find Out More
The “Crisis Vacationer” Finds Opportunity in Disaster
Well, we’re still here…Readers who have been following our sorry plight of late will recall that, due to an unfortunate kerfuffle involving a “missing” visa fee, we were unable to board our flight back home to Buenos Aires a few days ago.Find Out More
For hundreds and hundreds of years, American citizens – and citizens of almost every other country in the world – have been able to pay for products, services and other entities of value with what’s known as “fiat” currency. What’s “fiat” currency? In a nutshell, it’s money declared by a government to be legal tender. […]Find Out More