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Leon Tager

Written by Leon Tager who lives and works in Seattle writing about a better life. You should follow him on Twitter

Correction. Holding ESPP’s is worse than I thought

19 November, 2018

This doesn’t happen very often. I was corrected — on Twitter of all places. Turns out, my advice to you about selling ESPPs was spot on but…

A non boring advice about your employee stock purchase plan

25 October, 2018

My employer offers many generous perks. One of them is called an ESPP or employee stock purchase plan. It is a scheme by which the employer…

How flushing the toilet made me appreciate the little things in life

01 September, 2018

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels The Universe has proven once again — there is no shortage of life lessons in the most unexpected places. For…

Will purchasing a home help or hurt financial independence?

23 July, 2018

When I first discovered financial independence (FI or Effai), life was simple. I could plug in a few numbers into an online calculator and…

Why do we leave retirement to the end?

09 July, 2018

I love spreading early retirement propaganda. It is honestly one of my favorite past time activities. On the surface, it is a very simple…

Who the hell needs 140 billion dollars?

19 June, 2018

Photo by Marco Xu on Unsplash First, a quick primer: Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is currently the richest man in the world — and by a…

Proposal: dropping in on people is not the worst thing ever

04 June, 2018

Photo by +Simple on Unsplash Whenever one of our friends is hosting a gathering or a party in their house, I am always amazed by how…

Surprising unintended consequences of Airbnb hosting

20 May, 2018

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash We’ve been hosting on Airbnb for a full week now. However, my perfectionist wife has been setting up the room…

A penny saved is a penny earned. Not really.

04 May, 2018

Photo by Jonathan Brinkhorst on Unsplash Is there really a difference between spending less and earning more? Of course there is. In one…

My state of the art system to goal setting

15 April, 2018

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash I have yet to meet a person who was perfectly content with exactly who they were. Everyone is always…