How To Make Your Own Website with no prior experience- stairway of phi

How To Make A Website With No Previous Experience

How To Make A Website with No Previous Experience - stairway of phiI've had many private questions regarding how to make your own website, the process involved, and how difficult it is to do with no previous experience.  Because of this, I'll be dedicating today's article to the topic of "how to make your own website", creating a step-by-step guide of EXACTLY how I've developed StairwayOfPhi, having no prior website developing experience, and the challenges that I faced.

You might be interested in owning a website for a number of reasons, but regardless of what reason it is you should get one right now.  In the modern world, the internet is the tool which connects us all and not being a part of it is only doing you a disservice!  Businesses of any size should have one to show their wares, as well as provide information on their services to their customers.  Job-seekers can use their own website to make an impressive portfolio (plus, if you work with computers, owning a website is proof that you know how to use modern technology!)  Bloggers can use them to get their opinions heard and entrepreneurs can use them to cheaply reach large audiences.  And everybody with a website has the potential to make self-provided money from it!  Any amount of money coming from yourself is worth pursuing, in my eyes.Continue reading

Understand Taxes in 10 Minutes

Understand Taxes in 10 Minutes!

Understand Taxes in 10 MinutesPeople speak of calculating their taxes like it's some sort complex algorithm, only understood by the great financial sages of our time.  Others believe that no one really knows what you should be paying, that it's all just random and all you can do is hope you get it close enough to avoid a tax audit!  Maybe this misconception is caused from the misinformed belief that money matters are difficult, private, and shouldn't be discussed (let alone understood!), but these beliefs are dumbfounding to someone who knows the rules and just how simple they really are!  The real truth is that, for most people, determining your personal taxes is so easy that anyone with a middle school education can do it!

Knowing how simple it really is, I'm always baffled when I talk to intelligent, active thinkers who view taxes as a mystery because that's all they've been told.  So today I'd like to take the mystery out of it!  I'll break down the concepts surrounding taxes as simply as possible so that you can understand taxes in 10 minutes and then be able to calculate your own taxes so that you can be confident that you're paying the right amount AND so that you can plan appropriately for tax years to come!Continue reading

Are You A Miner Or Merchant?

Are You A Miner or Merchant?

Are You A Miner Or Merchant?The other day I had the pleasure of having an entrepreneurial discussion with a couple of friends who know about the StairwayOfPhi project.  Most of my friends don't actually know about this site because of how open I am with my finances on here, but I chose to reveal this personal secret with them because they share an interest in finance and investing and because we have similar goals and self-expectations.

The contents of our talk contained details about our own recent realizations regarding money, psychology, and independence.  And while the subject of money is touchy, in the right group of people, I always enjoy these conversations because they allow me to freely bounce around the unfinished ideas I'll one day write about and because I get to hear others' unfinished ideas, leading me to think a bit differently afterwards and generally lead me to a greater understanding!  Continue reading

The Road To Success - Stairway of Phi

The Road To Success

The Road To Success - Stairway of PhiEver since the StairwayOfPhi project began, I've had to grow at a rapid rate to become someone whose words hold impact, whose actions live up to expectations, and whose advice is worth following.  The radical changes that I've forced upon myself in this short period of time have turned me into a more capable (and flat-out better) person.  And now that I've progressed, I'm able to see life in a new light - the same light illuminating the road to success!  Now that the light is there, I can see the path ahead of me and, man, does it look bright!  And with each additional step that I take, the more I come to realize the similarities in the paths of everyone walking this road alongside me!Continue reading

Three Rules To Be Wealthy - Lamborghini Lambo

Three Rules To Be Wealthy

Three Rules of Wealth - lamborghiniLet me pose a question. What is the sole determination of wealth?

Is a fancy car? A big house? A well-paying job with a high-standing social status? Or is it the dollar sign attached to your bank account?

If you answered "yes" to any of these options, this article is specifically for you! Many would be reluctant to believe that real wealth isn't determined by the amount of stuff you have or the amount you make. And even more have been offended to hear that anyone can obtain wealth regardless of their current financial situation!Continue reading

Four Levels Of Mentality - Mountain Range

The Four Levels of Mentality

Originally Posted On February 16, 2016

Four Levels Of Mentality - Mountain Range

I apologize for the delay in between articles – I’ve been without internet at the new house.  Now I’m set up, though, so releases should be back to a frequent level!  To make up for the gap in posts, today's writing holds a lot of weight.

 

For a few years, I’ve had this social construct-ish idea bouncing around inside my head.  After talking it out with a few select people and, with time noting the changes in myself/watching the changes in my peers, I feel that I can finally represent the idea that I want to.  Today I speak about an issue that plagues the world with hardly anyone even realizing it – people believing that the “third state of mentality”, as I’ll call it, is the end-all of mental development.  This level of mentality is held by many teachers, leaders, parents, and politicians and (despite what the rest of the world would lead you to believe!) is part of the underlying causes of conflict, racism, and even war!Continue reading

Playing With Puzzles to Beat 'Average' - Puzzle Piece

Playing with Puzzles to Beat Average

Originally Posted On January 25, 2016

Playing With Puzzles to Beat 'Average' - Puzzle PieceThe more I come to understand my own life and where I'm heading, the more I realize that the knowledge was always there, intrinsically - I was just never able to rationalize or verbalize it.  But the more I do (either in my head or through this blog), the more I believe that there are certain truths that most adults intrinsically understand when attention is drawn to it yet, until so, the puzzle pieces never quite 'click', despite having sat right next to each other, so close to connecting for potentially even years on end!Continue reading

High Investment to Reward Ratio - Time is Money Clock

Thinking of Dollars Differently - Investment to Reward Ratio

Originally Posted On December 31, 2015

Investment to Reward RatioWhen people dream of being rich, they don't dream of long hours at the office or sacrificing their free time to pursue a business - they picture the sports cars, fancy clubs, and the daily freedom to do whatever they want without the fear of running out of money.  While these fantasies aren't often rationalized, the idea of making money without working (or while doing very little work) seems to appeal to the dreamers.  Myself included!Continue reading

"Just Because" Mentality - Photographer Shadow

"Just Because" Mentality

Originally Posted On November 27, 2015

Site Is Live - Photography ShadowAs children, we're praised for our curiosity and desire to understand.  Asking, "why?" is both enriching, as well as amusing.  But by our teenage years, our charm has already worn off.  Our desire to establish ourselves as individuals often comes with an ongoing debate towards authority figures to win our own personal battles and establish ourselves as "equals".  At this time in my life, the answer to the question, "why?" changed to, "Because I said so," or, "Just because."Continue reading