Please Vote

Left to Right: Christopher L. Jorgensen & Spank the Monkey

Here's my ask (to noun a verb):

Take a look at your finances today. Everything. Write it down. Don't go by your gut, do this objectively. Go check out your 401(k), your savings, your income, your ROTH, your brokerage account, your home equity; whatever you count as part of your net worth.

If you have car loans, credit card debt, payday loans, whatever, write those down as well. Subtract them from above.

Come up with what you dispassionately view as "how you’re doing."

Now, revisit this in November, and again in 2020.

And vote.

Get Rich Slowly (part 1)

Note: I intend for this post to be a living document. I will modify and tweak what is written here based on feedback and my own continued financial education. This document assumes, for the most part, that you are already out of debt. If this isn’t the case, I suggest you start with a program to get to that point first. I recommend Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University.

I like money. I like having money. I want to have more money. I am getting more money. Most months I have more than the month before. I want to keep this trajectory going. So I decided to finally write this up. This is my plan. Your plan may be different. I seem to be addicted to italics.

Without further ado, here is Christopher L. Jorgensen’s “Guide to Getting Rich Slowly.”

Get Rich Slowly (part 1)

Note: I intend for this post to be a living document. I will modify and tweak what is written here based on feedback and my own continued financial education. This document assumes, for the most part, that you are already out of debt. If this isn’t the case, I suggest you start with a program to get to that point first. I recommend Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University.

I like money. I like having money. I want to have more money. I am getting more money. Most months I have more than the month before. I want to keep this trajectory going. So I decided to finally write this up. This is my plan. Your plan may be different. (I seem to be addicted to italics.)

Without further ado, here is Christopher L. Jorgensen’s “Guide to Getting Rich Slowly.”

All in on BUDZ!

BUDZ is a marijuana stock. Set California aside for a minute; we’ll get back to it later, public opinion on legalization is changing. All it is going to take is a few more old politicians to die off. All it is going to take is for a few more of the kids these days to actually vote. All it is going to take is a serious look at how addiction works and whether or not we want to continue to have an "opioid crisis," or if we want to allow people to have the freedom to do what they want in a responsible manner. All it is going to take is a few more people waking up to the idea that the War on Drugs is expensive and not something we are going to win. All it is going to take is more local governments realizing how much tax revenue they are leaving on the table to enforce their own morality. All it is going to take is more entrepreneurs and agricultural workers to realize how many jobs are being squandered. Legalization is coming.

On October 30th (2017) I was thinking of investing in BUDZ, but they were nearly literally a penny stock. They were trading at $1.30 on October 30th.

Being Grateful

Right to Left: Christopher L. Jorgensen, Benny, and Dennis J Naughton

I've been trying to challenge myself to think about more positive things more often, to train my brain to not dwell on the negative and intrusive. This is a sort of interesting exercise. To try to come up with one single thing you are grateful for every single day. Or, if possible, three times a day. These are sort of like micro meditations, wherein I spend at least 15 seconds thinking about things that are going well. Not...