Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Dozen Basic Life Tips

A dozen things that everyone should know:
  1. Don't start a fire with gasoline.
  2. Always wear your seat belt.
  3. Never co-sign a loan for anyone.
  4. Exercise every day.
  5. Don't drive drunk, or even buzzed.
  6. Stay away from drug dealers and other people whose lives revolve around crime.
  7. Wear a helmet anytime you ride a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
  8. Have a cash emergency fund.
  9. Eat (real, not processed) food. Not too much. Mostly plants. (Michael Pollan)
  10. Never use credit, pay cash for everything. (Dave Ramsey)
  11. Don't take work so seriously. Feel free to quit if you don't like your job. There are plenty other jobs out there. Probably something you will like better.
  12. Don't follow the crowd.


  1. Disregard #11 if you live in Michigan or California, at least for the near future.

  2. Really. #11 is hardly sound advice anymore. Instead, hang onto your job so you don't become a burden unnecessarily. Meanwhile, as you have so astutely recommended, follow the advice in JJ Luna's book on self-employment.