Author Archives : Mr WoW

I Love Books!!


We talked recently about the power of being a contrarian. The idea is that you need to be able to break any theories you have in order to strengthen them. You need to find the limits, you need to find the errors in your thinking. But, what if there was a way that you could find these errors, yet do…

You’re Average, So Am I


Average is an interesting term. The truest definition is: Average: a level (as of intelligence) typical of a group, class, or series https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/average That’s it, it means typical. But oddly that term has come to imply bad, or not good enough. Why would you just want to be Average?? Average is awful. I’m sitting here writing this in a coffee…

Finding Good Prices on Flights


We in the waffle kingdom like to do a bit of traveling. In the last 18 months, we’ve been to Cambodia, South Africa, Cuba, and India along with several other places domestically. And while, yes, you can travel based on travel reward points, and yes, we have acquired shit ton of the past two/three years. Sometimes it just makes sense…

The Power of the Contrarian


I was at a meet up recently, and I got into a discussion with someone sitting across the table in the brewery. He made the claim that, “I need to buy a house because that is the best way to get rich.” Now, if you’ve been around here for a while, you know my thoughts on real estate, at least…

On Being Flexible and Stoic


The great twentieth century philosopher Mike Tyson once said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” The story behind that quote is fantastic. He was being interviewed about an upcoming fight, and the reporters where asking how he was going to handle all these plans that had been publicized by his opponent. His response was perfect,…

The Incredible Power of Community


Today we have a super special guest post.  He writes for a little blog that you might have heard of, 1500 Days. If you haven’t, you really should check it out sometime. Mr. 1500 has finally come through with his payment from our bet, oh… something like 18 months ago! Regardless, he came through, so if he ever owes you, take solace that you’ll get what you’re owed. As for the timeliness, that…

Always Be Interviewing: Guest Post on Fiery Millennial


This week we had the distinct honor of guest posting on Fiery Millennial. Gwen has been a great friend and asked me to put into writing some of the discussions we’ve had around job hunting, specifically interviewing. Like most things it’s a skill, and needs to be practiced constantly. So head on over to Fiery Millennial and check it out:

Making More Than Waffles


Ahhh, Food, It’s a glorious thing.  It tastes so yummy and fills the tummy at the same time.  If there’s one thing I love it’s food.  It also happens to be one of our largest expenses, but we make efforts to cut that down as much as possible.  There’s some room in the budget for good food, and I guess…

Thoughts On Asset Allocation


Asset allocation is one of the tent poles in building a productive portfolio. In the past, we’ve discussed 3 main ways to build up a portfolio. But, let’s take a look at how we have our assets currently allocated. And then we’ll walk through what our strategy is going forward. Current Allocation Equities (92.5%) – This is currently where we have most…

Heating and Cooling LA


Have you ever heard of those crazy asinine questions that Google and other companies have become notorious for asking in their interview processes? You know what I mean… stupid crap, like this: How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year? OR How many cars travel across a bridge each day? OR Estimate the number of tennis balls…