The Resolution 2019: Wrap-up

In 2018, I posted monthly about my spending tracking. After feeling like it had become too much the focus of my blog, I moved away from it in 2019, although I continued to track spending (along with virtually everything else quantifiable in my life as I do). But with 2019 having come to a close already, I figured I should at least share how my spending went, and how I hope to continue to make strides forward in 2020. Below is another instalment of The Resolution 2019: Wrap-up. Better late than never? I hope so.

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FIRE on a Rainy Day

A few weeks ago I was at home in Mexico for a late-season rain. I’ve been adding a new level and unit onto my small home in Baja California Sur. Although I expected the construction to be completed sometime in October, the finishing touches continued to drag on. This meant that with my two pre-existing units starting to be occupied by short-term renters for the ‘tourist season’, I was scrambling a bit for a place to stay. This was made all the more urgent by the forecast tropical storm set to fall during the days that I would be ‘homeless’. I reached out to a friend of mine who has a property nearby with four living quarters that he rents on Air BnB, and as it turned out he had some space during those days.

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My First Podcast – Get Paid For Your Pad

Ironically, shortly after posting my latest post on health, I started to experience some crippling back pain. This has stifled a lot of aspects of my life, including creative pursuits such as my blog.

As I start to see some small signs of improvement today, I was inspired to share this here for my readers to check out. So without any further delay, here is the link to my first ever podcast appearance.

Around the same time, I recorded a Podcast interview with Jasper Ribbers, a global Air BnB entrepreneur and founder of the great website Get Paid For Your Pad.

Please enjoy.

Health Management is Wealth Management

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Health care is a huge expense for many people around the world. Often, it stands in direct opposition of our aspirations for a free and fulfilling life. We would need to experience a GDP growth of 4.3% to offset the decline in happiness from a decrease in life expectancy of just one year. So it’s worth asking the question: if health is wealth, is health management wealth management?

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