A Place to Start

A note about the name Phillnance: When I was in my MBA program at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida my classmates began to affectionately refer to me as Phillnance. I suppose it was because I am passionate about finance or that I would stay up with my classmates all night to help them learn more about the topic. In any case, the name stuck and I found it endearing.

For the uninitiated, this website is primarily about the pursuit of happiness. Because of my passions and background I will often write about happiness through the lenses of the natural world, finance, and strategy. To me the pursuit of happiness is heavily dependent on the ability to be free to pursue that objective, and therefore I will write a lot about how to set yourself up to be financially independent while not losing sight of the things that truly matter in life.

Much has been written about financial independence and happiness at a high-level and low-level. For a while I struggled to find any benefit by adding a voice to that conversation. It wasn’t until recently (2018) that I realized a more practical approach to pursuing financial independence hadn’t been popularized, at least outside of some already established narrow audiences. That is when it dawned on me that the issue wasn’t so much a lack of available content but a relatively poor circulation of said content. That content tends to be either too far on the meta level or too granular for easy digestion. In hopes of addressing what I perceive as a gap in the conversation I have established this website.

I hope you enjoy the website and more importantly find something you can take from it to improve your own life. Please let me know if there is anything I can improve, I’m always open to feedback.

Good luck on your adventure and I wish you the best in pursuit of your happiness!

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