What Should We Do When It's Too Expensive to Live?

The cost of living is ridiculous. With half of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, life is freaking stressful. What should we do?! I explore five major "solutions," share the pros and cons of each, and reveal what I'm currently doing.…

Year in Review 2021

Tam Pham's year in review for 2021. Phamily time, new promotion, diversifying my purpose portfolio, learning martial arts, and my new definition of happiness.…

The Opportunity in Giving Up On Your Dreams

We are told at a young age that we can do anything. But I believe it is impossible, and sometimes unwise, to achieve these goals at any cost. Because the dream that we once thought would make us happy may not be what actually gives us a meaningful life.…

Year in Review 2020

I write a review every year on my birthday to reflect (past editions here: 2019 [https://www.tampham.co/2019/], 2018 [https://www.tampham.co/2018/], 2017 [https://www.tampham.co/2017/], 2016 [https://www.tampham.co/2016/], and 2015 [https://www.tampham.co/2015/]). Here's what my 2020 looked…

Year in Review: 2019

I usually write a review every year on my birthday to reflect (past editions here:2018 [https://www.tampham.co/2018/], 2017 [https://www.tampham.co/2017/], 2016 [https://www.tampham.co/2016/], and 2015 [https://www.tampham.co/2015/]). Here's what my 2019 looked like: Finishing up my chess…