The Fantastic Life


Crypto Insanity

Borrowing money to invest in Crypto?  Insanity. Not a Fantastic Life.  I saw the below article and thought, “are you kidding me?” Guess not.  11% of crypto investors used a pay day loan to invest in crypto, in spite of triple-digit interest rates. Many of these borrowers are already struggling. More than 32% of cryptocurrency […]

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Japanese Philosophies for Spending Money

This week, I have learned a few Japanese words that might stick with our crew as we spend money. Below is an article explaining all these words in more detail, but here are my takeaways: Chisoku—Be content with what you have. And if you are reading this, you have enough. Read Enough Already Wabi Sabi—Finding beauty in

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Negotiation is the Ultimate Productivity Hack

I negotiate on behalf of my clients every single day, and have for over 35 years. I sometimes forget how engrained negotiations are in my life. Negotiation is an obvious requirement for my job, but, as the below article explains, it’s really necessary for everyone, not just those who work in real estate or sales.

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  The Forbes World’s Billionaires list is always a hot item.  I love to read about the roots of billionaires and see how they carved their own path to success.  Below is a very cool infographic examining the backgrounds of the world’s billionaires.  Let’s break it down: Toss the first 30—they inherited their wealth.  Good for

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