7 Irrational Investment Beliefs and Their Alternatives

Most of the beginner investors have intuitive assumptions that don’t match the reality of the markets. These intuitive assumptions are part of human nature. We need to let go of these assumptions to improve our results as investors. 1. A good investor must know which asset is going to appreciate or depreciate the most. It’s […]


The Best Investment Strategy for Retirement

If you plan to retire sometime in the future, you must start saving and investing as soon as possible. The first few years in investing is spent with learning and gaining experience. That means, you will make some mistakes and lose money. The best way to minimize losses is to start small and start virtual. […]


7 Tips for a First Time Bitcoin Investor

My credit card is hacked. Again. This is the second time my credit card is canceled because of fraudulent transactions. Make no mistake, I don’t use my credit card recklessly. I use it only with a few reputable websites and brick and mortar shops. I didn’t have to pay for the fraudulent transactions attempted via […]


Before You Invest All of Your Savings in Bitcoin

Ask yourself the following questions: “Am I ready to lose all of my investments in Bitcoin?” “How would I behave, if Bitcoin price crashed 80%?” I even hear stories of people withdrawing credit from bank to invest more than 100% of their net worth in Bitcoin. If you find yourself in that situation let me […]


Your Mind’s User Manual

Let’s start with a computer analogy to understand your mind. Suppose that you’re running a Windows machine with a lot of bloatware running in the background. You haven’t installed that bloatware, but your computer came with them. That bloatware slows down your computer at best, but distracts and annoys you with unasked for notifications at […]


The Economics of Personal Development

Yesterday, I argued that premium-priced information marketing products didn’t provide any value over what’s freely available or what’s available for the price of a standard book or audiobook. The only reasons to pay a premium price are to give back to the producer if they already provided an immense amount of value for free or […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly overview of my latest content on personal development and life lessons.