Why I love Index Investing

Why I love index investing

A while back I posted my thoughts on the Real Estate Vs. Investing in the market & renting debate.  In the case I laid out investing won.  In the future I will compare the two over longer periods as that’s how both are meant to be held.

In the meantime, I want to dive deeper into the philosophy and lifestyle benefits of index investing.  I want to try explaining why it’s turned me on.

 
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What Living in Korea is Truly Like

What living in Korea is truly like…

 

“..As the bus drove on, as far as the eye could see were skyscraper apartment blocks populating metropolitan areas, and the mountains that separate them..”

 

That’s a journal entry from one of my first days arriving here in Korea.  Honestly, the time between deciding to come to Korea and getting here wasn’t that far apart.  I didn’t have a whole lot of time to research the country – seems a little ridiculous in retrospect that I’d move to a place I didn’t know much about.  I can’t really recall what my expectations were.

 
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Appreciation, It Doesn’t Cost Much

Appreciation, It doesn’t cost much.

 

Goddamn, Korea is turning me soft.  

First I’m bawling about the elephants [post coming soon!] and now I’m writing thank you notes.  Maybe it’s because I’m so sick – I’ll get to that – or maybe its because I’m just growing up and learning it doesn’t cost much to show some appreciation.

 

Alright, on to my eulogy.  Just kidding.  I’m not going to die.. I don’t think.

 
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The Curious Case of President Trump

Well, the unimaginable seems to have happened.  Trump is president of the United States of America.

 

Upon first beginning this little piece of literature, I was in disbelief. Watching the polls rack up in Trumps favor I couldn’t believe what I was seeing – along with millions of other people. A little bit of me almost wanted him to win to see what would happen. Then when he actually did, I was in awe.

 
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Thoughts on Giving Up Who You Love for What You Love

Thoughts on giving up who you love for what you love.

 

The idea of giving up who you love for what you love is a touchy subject.  I hate to suggest that a particular situation can’t be win/win.  I’m sometimes hopelessly optimistic that you can have your beautiful, prized cake and still somehow eat it.

 

But life doesn’t always work like that.

I also wish I had enough time and energy to do, and learn everything.  But we also know that’s not possible.

 
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