Benjamin Roth was a young lawyer living and working in Youngstown, Ohio during the Great Depression. In June of 1931, just over 19 months after the calamitous stock market crash in late October of 1929, Roth started journaling his thoughts about the stock market, banks, his law practice, politics, and investment opportunities.
You have an old 401(k) (or other company retirement plan) your former employer is telling you to do something with or you feel is hanging out there aimlessly. You need to “take care of it” one way or another.
I try to soak up as much perspective as possible on raising children well because 1) Sara (my wife) and I strive to help our own children become joyful, independent people and 2) Greater Than Financial claims to be suited to help parents do the same through their financial resources, and to back up that claim, I have to stay sharp.
Every decision you make is based on the value you receive. Take your morning: is the $1 for the coffee worth the warm drink and cascade of caffeine in your system? Is there value in brushing your teeth for a minute to help ensure dental health and squash morning breath? Is driving 5 mph above the speed limit and risking a ticket worth getting to work 2 minutes earlier?
I love everything about these 6 words. They lay at the foundation of my life. And they have a lot to say about your life as well.