"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
- Leonardo da Vinci
My financial goals for 2008 are quite simple and easily articulated:
- Save 40% of my income. Barring a job loss, this simply involves adhering to budget.
- Stay invested. It's always a risky time for investments because risk is why you are paid.
- Complain less. Recognize that true contentment is never obtained through money.
Lastly, before starting 2008, let us reflect on the past, for it was three years ago today that the world awoke to the shocking realization that a quarter million people had perished without warning in the Asian Tsunami triggered by the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake.
Remember the victims. Help the survivors. Embrace life.