This is a topic that I gave a lot of thought to when I was younger, not because I wanted to mimic the lifestyle of a rapper, but because I was always passionate about not being stuck at a job. I think doing what you love is great, but I think doing what you love on your own time, whenever you want is even better.
Financial freedom is a mindset that puts into motion a life of discipline so that you can achieve your goals.
Over the course of the past 17 years I’ve read nearly every personal finance book I could get my hands on. Of course it all started with Robert Kiyosaki’s book, If You Want To Be Rich And Happy, Don’t Go To School. This was his first book, before the Rich Dad Poor Dad book, a book that I highly recommend to all.
From the books I’ve read, mentors I’ve spoken with, and my own life’s journey, here are 10 actions that will make you rich.
One important note before I begin, there are may definitions of the word rich, to keep things simple I will be...
It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields
Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution
, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort.
Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work.
1. Use the ‘no-till’ method of gardening
‘No-till’ gardening is a series of methods in which the soil is never disturbed, thereby...
At first glance, the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive looks an awful lot like a standard 7 Series. But ogle a little closer and you’ll notice some un-ordinary bits: a snoutier nose, lower sills, a racier rear end, and, on the rear pillars, a little badge that says “V12.” That’s right, this thing has 12 cylinders. Salivary glands, engage!
Answering a question nearly everyone has asked, the BMW M760i is, at long last, the application of M Division wizardry to Bayerische Motoren Werke’s largest sedan platform. It’s not an all-out M car (no M7 badges, see), but it’s as close as we’re likely to get because let’s face it: no one is buying a 7 as a track day car first, daily driver second. But this one has the chuff and the stuff to wend its way through the corners like a rabid hound should you ask it to, and that’s certainly good enough for most. It’s definitely a few steps sharper than the previous hot 7 Series, the Alpina B7
, which adds power but otherwise focuses on luxury ...
The Twentieth Century Society is calling for a heritage listing to be applied to Foster + Partners' North Greenwich Interchange, which is threatened with demolition by Santiago Calatrava's recently unveiled £1 billion development.
The UK heritage body submitted a Grade II* listing application for the North Greenwich Interchange by Foster + Partners and the North Greenwich Underground Station by Alsop, Lyall & Stormer at at the end of 2016.
The application coincided with Greenwich council's decision to grant outline planning permission to developers Knight Dragon for the redevelopment of the peninsula – including a £1 billion complex by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava on the site of the existing station and interchange.
Successful listing of the London tube station and interchange could curtail plans for Calatrava's scheme, while its rejection would spell demolition for both.
The tube station and canopy above were created as part of the Ju...
American studio Jensen Architects aimed to preserve original design elements while transforming a sawtooth-roof industrial building into an arts hub with galleries and event space.
Named after its address, 1275 Minnesota Street entailed the adaptive reuse of an industrial building dating to 1937.
The two-storey arts centre is located in San Francisco's historic Dogpatch district, a once-gritty waterfront area that has been revitalised in recent decades.
The facility is part of a larger complex called the Minnesota Street Project, which offers affordable rental space for artists, galleries and cultural nonprofit groups.
The project – which aims to bolster the contemporary arts community in San Francisco – was backed by entrepreneurs and art collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport.
"Minnesota Street Project was inspired by the couple's belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model – one suited to the innovative nature...