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The term Money Illusion evokes those distortive mirrors you find at your hometown fair's makeshift haunted house. The kind that stretches you out like Yao Ming or makes you rotund like Elmer Fudd. But when it comes to your actual money - the illusion is...

When you link your accounts to YNAB, what's actually happening behind the scenes? How is a simple little app coordinating cash flows across credit cards, savings accounts, payroll (and even Venmo). Let's start with a hypothetical example. You get a stroke of inspiration and decide...

Last week, we hung out with our man Sherman paralyzed by his $1.2 million salary and bereft of agency over his own life. He'd played his cards right - attending the right schools, developing unique skills and landing in a lucrative industry. Yet the path...

Welcome to a multi-part series on creating my first online course. Check out Part 4 on de-risking with an MVP. When you blog for a living, you're constantly swimming in an ocean of noise. With every written post, glib tweet, and sent newsletter comes a surfeit...

When it comes to budgeting and spending, there are two types of people in the world. The Micro-Managers who track the movement of every single penny. And The Avoiders who cover their noses and just trust that spending < income, so everything must be good....

Welcome to a multi-part series on creating my first online course. Check out Part 3 on hiring a coach. One of the most frustrating parts as an entrepreneur takes place each morning. Technically the day starts with an abundant source of energy and a clean slate....

"Iā€™m jealous of everyone who had the balls to do something that made them happy" lamented a seasoned portfolio manager at his fifteenth Harvard Business School Reunion. As the protagonist in Charle's Duhigg's recent Sunday New York Times ball-breaker America's Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable,...

Welcome to a multi-part series on creating my first online course. Check out Part 2 here. I can confidently say that RadReads is finding its rhythm. The blog and newsletter have found a comfortable cadence and together act as a flywheel for a budding coaching practice...

The children's book The Color Monster features a hot mess of a protagonist. The monster's emotional wires are criss-crossed, preventing him from seeing or thinking clearly. His internal state of mind is a flummoxed combo of red (anger), green (calm), blue (sadness), yellow (happiness), and...