Casey Ames

This Isn’t a Phase… This is the Future

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One of the biggest misconceptions I run into when talking to people about what I do and how I live my life that it is some kind of phase that I am going through. When I explain how I live my life, by building businesses and investing from my computer while traveling around, I often can see this misconception in the way the person talks to me. Their tone and the slight phrases they say show their true thoughts: “That’s a pretty cool way to spend your 20’s.” Or “Nice!…read more


My Two-Pronged Strategy for Improved Focus

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When I read Taylor Pearson’s title to his article “A Single Word Summary of 188 Books on Entrepreneurship”, I instantly knew the one word he was talking about. It had been something floating around in my head for a while and he was describing exactly what I was thinking. Through all my readings, it seems that the one factor that truly makes the difference is focus. Whether it’s Stoicism of focusing on what you can control, or mindfulness where you focus on the present, or Darren Hardy’s one key to…read more


Our Daily Routine – Nov & Dec 2015

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So Cory and I have started a new daily routine that we’ll follow for the next month before we leave Seattle. I figured it may be interesting enough to write a short blog post about it. I’ll try to get into some details about it, but keep it brief. FYI, a lot of this stuff will be weird to people, like putting butter in coffee and drinking saltwater… welcome to our weirdness. 5:00 to 6:45 AM: Wake up & morning ritual So we wake up early, but we also go…read more


My Asset Growing Game Plan

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Relating to my other post on assets versus jobs, I wanted to share the game plan for growing my assets over the coming years. As with all articles, I love feedback and critiques. So if this plan sounds stupid, let me know, but please include the reasoning behind it. Also, if you think monthly case studies / updates would be fun, I can include those as well.


Assets vs Jobs

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Since I’ve come across the idea of being financially free about a year or so ago, thanks to Nassim Taleb’s idea of “F U Money” and Mr. Money Mustache’s writing on how much easier it actually is, I have been reading a ton about investing right now. Which is kind of funny, because I don’t have a ton of extra capitol at this point. Between reinvesting in businesses and paying off my student loans, there’s not a lot to do besides working to max out my Roth IRA. I know…read more


My First Post

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I feel like I need a small win when it comes to this blog. I’ve been meaning to start a blog for about 2 years now. About a year ago, Cory and I decide to start one together. This took a year to do. I don’t want to talk about how long coming up with a domain name took. So this first post is going to be my small win. To actually get something out and to the open. And chances are, nobody will read this first post anyways, unless…read more