Will You Really Retire at 65?


Let's take a minute and look back at the history of retirement. I promise it'll be more fun than it actually sounds. The concept of retirement itself is relatively new. For most of our history as humans, we worked until we were no longer physically able to do so. We had to, since the level of wealth wasn't nearly as high as it is today. The vast majority of people needed to work each day to have enough money to put food on the plate. There was barely any disposable income left over for wants. Starting about 200 years ago,…

Get Ahead By Deleting Social Media


About a year ago, I rejoined Facebook after years away from the social media site. I had a good reason to do so, or so I thought. I was living in South Korea, and Facebook was the easiest way for my family and friends to stay in contact with me. They seemed to enjoy my status updates from exotic locations, and I was always fielding questions about what the culture or the climate was like. It worked out well. But now that I’m back in Canada, I fail to see the point of it. Facebook has evolved from a space…