Welcome to the Deep Dish

Hello! My name is Rich. I'm a journalist, money columnist and traveler. This blog is about experiments in deliberate living: taking a few steps off the beaten path, to try and make better trade-offs around wealth, health, and personal freedom. Also, pizza... lots of pizza.

Have a mosey around and check out anything that piques your interest. You can dive right in with a list of all the posts ever written, read a potted history of my own story, or browse a selection of recommended articles.



How to Save $100,000 by Age 25
How I Got Bigger, Stronger and Leaner Eating 222 Large Pizzas In a Row
Living On Less Than $10,000 a Year
Hiking the Himalayas in Flip-Flops
Ultralight Travel Packing List: 10 Countries, One 7kg Bag
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Want to learn more about investing? Only interested in travel? The topic pages below contain a curated selection of top articles, along with a feed of the latest posts in each category.


Products and Services: My favourite financial firms, investing platforms, courses and learning tools, and technology.

Books: A comprehensive reading list, sorted by subject area (coming soon – in the meantime, here’s the best of 2016, 2017, and 2018).

Gear List: As the stamps have accumulated in my passport, I’ve road-tested all sorts of gear, and ended up with a core packing list of less than 50 items.



The Deep Dish Facebook page is where I post my best writing, as well as various other bits and pieces that don’t make it onto the blog.

Hit me up on Twitter for occasional hot takes and tweet-storms, or the blissful safe space of Instagram for travel porn, sunsets, and calisthenics.

Come be my friend on Goodreads (the world's least popular social network) so we can swap reviews and recommendations.



The Optionality Approach to Getting Lucky
How to Make Your Own Luck
Same Salad, Different Day
Beware of Geeks Bearing Formulas
If the Stock Market Crashed Today
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"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”