About the Blog

Optimize Your Life is based around the idea that with a little bit of research and a little bit of effort we can live a richer, more productive, and happier life.

We look at how to earn, spend, save, and invest our money in order to enjoy life now while setting ourselves up for the future.

We learn about different cognitive biases that make us make suboptimal decisions and figure out how to correct those biases or work around them.

We examine research from the field of positive psychology to learn what science says about maximizing our happiness and we learn what little tweaks we can make to improve our lives without breaking the bank. We also look to thousands of years of philosophy to hear thoughts on happiness through the ages.

In short, we aim to learn how to live our best lives.

(For more, please check out our Welcome post.)

About Matt

INTJ. Renaissance Soul. Aspiring polymath. I love learning new things. I want to do a little bit of everything when I grow up.

Things I have been paid to be (starting from most recent, although with lots of overlapping jobs):

  • Trial attorney
  • Small business consultant
  • Tax adviser
  • Tax preparer
  • Contract attorney
  • Law clerk
  • Metrorail Passenger Counter (exactly what it sounds like – I counted passengers on subway trains)
  • Tutor
  • Trumpet player
  • Ticketmaster cashier
  • Prison commissary worker
  • Bookstore employee
  • Party Pro (actual title!)
  • Babysitter/dog walker/lawn mower