How to Protect Yourself as a Man in a Divorce (by a Lawyer)

This is a guest post by Amish Aggarwala, Central Government Counsel and Disputes Lawyer at the Supreme Court of India. Subj: Steps you can take before and after marriage to protect yourself and your assets in the event of a divorce. I am deeply honored to write this guest post for LifeMathMoney. A lot of […]

Dealing with Back Pain and Back Injuries

I’ve seen several people discuss back pain and back injury on the LMM telegram group, bringing back some very unpleasant memories – I’ve had several back injuries, including one that rendered me unable to walk properly for a few days. There’s a ton of bad advice out there regarding dealing with back injuries, and much […]

Stop Looking for Success on a Platter

I recently had an old friend from back in the day get in touch with me because he wanted my advice on a business idea he was pursuing. He was promoting a genome test service as an affiliate. The service was about getting people’s DNA and telling them the likelihood of diseases they might catch […]

Don’t Talk to Men and Women the Same Way

Men have been brainwashed into thinking men and women are the same, and so they deal with both of them the same way. This does not work well and produces subpar results on all ends. This article discusses how you talk to men and how you talk to women, and what the differences are. By […]

What Is a Real Man? (The REAL definition)

If you’re a man, you will often hear people tell you “A real man is…” followed by some sort of moral value the person making the definition wants you to have. It’s a vaguely defined term that you are supposed to aspire to become, and whenever you hear someone define it, it’s almost always a […]

What Is Hate Speech? It’s Not What You Think.

I have often heard people say “I support free speech but I do not support hate speech,” which on the face of it, sounds like a fair position to take. After all, it’s illegal to make credible death threats, threats of violence, or say things that are defamatory or threaten the sovereignty and integrity of […]

“I Want to Start a Business but I Have No Ideas”. Read This.

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: “I want to start a business but I don’t know what to sell” – What should I do? Steve Jobs was asked this question back in 1995, and his answer was “go get a job as a busboy or something until you find something…” Times have changed since […]

How to Buy Bitcoin in India (And Is Bitcoin legal?)

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency. It is an upgrade to the currency we currently use (fiat currency from central banks) just like email is an upgrade from postcards. The Bitcoin protocol is decentralized and hard-capped to 21 million i.e. it is not controlled by a central bank and can’t be constantly devalued […]

Are you in the right environment?

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most of your time with

The hardest thing for the human mind to do is to do nothing. The mind is a machine hard-coded to interact with the environment. You go to the doctor’s office and you sit in the waiting room for 2 hours as he treats other patients who got there before you. It’s incredibly boring to just […]

Cut the Crap and Get Down to Business

How many times have you said, “I want to…” Wouldn’t you rather be saying, “I do…” What is the difference between people who say “I want to…” and the people who say “I do…”? The difference is that the people who say “I do…” cut the crap and took action. Do you want to start […]

How to Spot a Rationalization (Are You Honest with Yourself?)

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: How to spot a rationalization and avoid fake excuses A rationalization is a psychological defense mechanism that humans use to make themselves feel better about the decisions they made (or are about to make) and the outcomes they get. It’s important that you learn to spot and overcome […]

Life Math Money Turns 3 Years Old!

Expand and Conquer

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: Happy Birthday to Life Math Money Today is Life Math Money’s third birthday. The first Life Math Money article was published exactly 3 years ago. LMM started from zero. Three years ago, there were no readers, no followers, no subscribers – nothing. And here we are. 130+ Articles […]

Ethereum: Gas and How It Works (Explained in Simple Terms)

Make sure you read the previous article on what is Ethereum and how transactions work on the Ethereum network before you read this one. Introduction In the previous article, we discussed how the Ethereum world computer works, how the state is updated with every transaction, and how consensus is maintained among the nodes. We did […]

What Is Ethereum and How it Works (In Simple Terms)

This article is a part of the free crypto course and assumes that you have completed the resources that come prior to this one. In particular, we assume you are familiar with terms like blockchain, nodes, hash, public and private keys, digital signatures, smart contracts, and mining. It is also best if you are familiar […]

What Is a Smart Contract (Explained with Real World Examples)

Smart contracts have become a familiar word with the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, but most people know little about what they are. (Note: This article is a part of our completely free in-depth Crypto Course for non-technical people.) What is a Smart Contract? Smart contracts are a term coined by Nick […]

What to Do When People Treat You Badly?

From the desk of Harsh Strongman Subj: What to do when someone treats you badly? Part 1: When only a few selected people are disrespecting you When you’re dealing with one individual or a single group, it’s likely that they’re the problem (unless you’ve done something to justify their poor treatment of you). In these […]

Can You Trust the News?

Well, they say, “show, don’t tell”, so I want you to watch these two videos. You can then form your own opinions about whether you can trust the narratives woven by the news or not. Video 1: BBC documentary on the Shaolin monks Video 2: Guy who lived at the Shaolin Temple for many years […]

Stop Listening to Soy Music

Songs are very repetitive, and what you repeatedly listen to will, on a subconscious level, impact how you think and behave. War songs have historically been used to get warriors to stay spirited and motivated, national anthems are songs that inspire patriotism, etc. The lyrics get implanted in your head and impact your thought process […]

Advice to Broke Third World Student with Financial Problems

I received an email question from a reader who finds himself in a tight financial situation because of the pandemic. “Hey, first of all I want to say your articles have been a real eye opener and truly valuable. Thanks for sharing them. However, I am mailing you to ask for advice. I will try […]

Management Lessons from the Ramayana (Teachings for Kings)

The Valmiki Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic that holds a lot of wisdom and knowledge for all those who read it. I’m reading the critical version as translated by Bibek Debroy (India, USA). In Chapter 94 of the Ayodhya Kanda, I was delighted to come across an entire section where Rama gives his brother […]

The History and Evolution of Money

“In the beginning, God created the bank and the money. And the bank was without money, and bailed out; and darkness was upon the face of the taxpayer.” – Genesis 1:1 Just kidding. The evolution of modern money is a long and interesting one and took place over tens of thousands of years. The Motivation […]

Are All the Sacrifices Worth It?

Every once in a while, someone will leave a comment on the blog or a reply under a tweet that goes something along the lines of: “You talk about putting the work to be this and that. But why should I do any of it? I can just sit back, enjoy and live a life […]