You want to be financially secure, we all do. The thing you may not realize, or maybe you’re starting to since it’s almost 2020, is that those at the top don’t want you to be financially secure. The wealth of the richest people relies on the money of those at the bottom. After all, someone has to purchase the wares that the producers peddle.

To accomplish their goals of being ultra wealthy, the rich have created a set of beliefs that have filtered down to us common folk. And these beliefs lead to us having relationships with money that ultimately…

It’s fashionable in some groups and thought circles to refer to Millennials as the “me generation.” The members of this generation are so preoccupied with themselves that they completely lack empathy for anyone else. There are plenty of articles and opinion pieces out there that try to argue that Millennials are increasingly narcissistic and self-centered and trying to explain why that may be the case.

What’s interesting is that the research cited is actually fairly consistent in its conclusions. A pretty famous article in Time cites several sources which show that narcissistic and individualistic traits in Millennials are higher than…

I Don’t Want to Work Forever

I’m super into financial independence and early retirement. We have this culture in American society in which we just sort of accept the reality that we’re all going to work 40+ hour work weeks our entire lives and then retire at 65. And if we’re lucky, we’ll get social security and have a nice retirement nest egg saved up. I’ve never been a fan of this type of thinking. There has to be a better way, and there has to be more to life than just working until you die.

When I tell other…

The Rise of Modern South Asian Comedians

In recent years, South Asian comedians have gained significant popularity. Comedians like Hasan Minhaj and Kumail Nanjiani have made their mark as sharp, intelligent, and witty comedians who offer insight into the world of South Asian family dynamics.

I love these guys. I think they’re hilarious, and as a Pakistani man myself, I do feel a distant sense of pride when I see another Pakistani person achieve success. …

A trip to Niagara falls. There was so much going on behind that smile.

It’s easy to make everyone think you’re happy, that everything is fine.

When you have good grades, a vibrant social life, and seemingly all the necessities you need in life taken care of, nobody suspects that anything is wrong. But that’s often far from the truth. The reality is that people have hidden lives you can’t see. For the longest time, I was trapped in one of those hidden lives. This is a look at that life and an evaluation of the culture that let it happen.

The earliest memory I have of my childhood is my father dragging my mother by the hair into their bedroom while beating her with his…

If someone offered to pay you $10 for your television, you’d never take them up on the offer, right? So why don’t you value your time the same way?

The vast majority of people can easily conceptualize turning almost anything into a marketable asset. People sell all kinds of things from electronics to their own bodily fluids. Yet for some reason, so many of us don’t seem to think of our time in the same way.

I’ve learned that one of the things successful people have in common is that they place a high value on their time, and they…

At the age of 19, in 2011, I graduated with my MA in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. I had recently incorporated my own web development/digital marketing company after freelancing for a couple years. In the three years since then I started my own blog, started an online academy for high school debate students, grew my business, started and left a 6 year long career position, and published 2 ebooks of poetry on Amazon. I’ve bought a home and 2 rentals, and I’m halfway through writing a novel. I’m 27 years old now.

More importantly, I have a wife…

My wife walks across a river in Bali to get to a waterfall. It’s a metaphor….or something.

I’ve learned many lessons in my life, some with much more difficulty than others. Of all the lessons I’ve learned, how to really and truly be patient is one of the most important.

Being in a committed relationship, especially one that you really want to last forever, comes with its own set of challenges. With every challenge you overcome, though, you discover something new about yourself and about your partner that makes your relationship that much more fulfilling. I’ve faced a number of those challenges in the last several years, and being fortunate enough to have an incredible partner, have…

I’ve been in love with a survivor for nearly 6 years now, and married to her for 2.5. In those 6 years, I’ve never read anything about how to support or be in a relationship with a survivor …. probably because I’m all about toxic masculinity, and no real man would ever take advice from the internet on how to handle his business, right? Then my wife asked me if I’d write a guest post for her blog giving advice about how to support survivors. …

Are you a small business owner or independent professional looking for help with your digital marketing efforts? I’ve recently been inundated by ads from digital marketing consultants and agencies polluting my social media feeds. It seems that there are countless marketing experts who have all the answers, who can take your business from $0 to $1 million in a matter of months. Naturally, if this was true, everyone would be rich, and every business successful. So why aren’t they? If these people had all the answers, why wouldn’t they all work on results based contracts for their clients?

Here’s the…

Sultan Ahmed

Health IT Consultant | Poet | Home Cook | Digital Marketer | Small Business Owner | Husband | Living my best life and trying to help others do the same

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