Put that burger down! Wait... Is that a veggie burger? Good. This article is just for you. That is, assuming you've ever wondered how a vegetarian family can possibly survive (and prosper) in a world of amazing barbecue. Some fun facts (Special thanks to FoodRevolution.org): There’s been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S in the last three years. According to a report by research firm GlobalData, only 1% of U.S. … [Read more...] about How This Vegetarian Family Saves Thousands
I've got to admit, I have nothing to complain about when it comes to my salary. At least not at this stage of my career. It's been a long but fairly prosperous journey since I graduated from a dominant Big10 school back in the mid-90s. I started out making a hefty salary of $27,500 in the technology sector. Back then, I figured the top earners made oh.. maybe $100,000 a year..? Boy, was I aiming low... Looking back made me curious. If I had a … [Read more...] about How Much Money Do Top Earners Make?
In late June, I traveled to Switzerland for a good friend’s 50th birthday party. Money-wise, things looked good from the get-go: I had a free place to shack up as well as free airline tickets from all the credit card hacking I had done over the past few years. So far, so good. A cheap trip to one of the most expensive countries on earth – SCORE! But soon after arriving and settling in at my friend’s smart, modern row house outside of Zurich, I … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery
Now that we're back from vacation and the kids are off to school, it's predictable ... inevitable ... that summer is abandoning us. Damn. Maybe the change in seasons will help my brain click into a higher gear. God knows the blog could use a micron of gravitas! At any rate, we'll soon be greeted with weekends of iffy weather. The kind of weather that keeps us cooped up by the fireplace and boob tube. That's when we can finally crack … [Read more...] about How to Take a Great Photo
It may not be Wednesday, but personally I find waffles a worthy breakfast treat ANY day of the week. Today's post is brought to us by blogging friends from way out west: Waffles on Wednesday! Fetch yourself some of Canadia's finest organic maple syrup, tighten that bathrobe belt, slip on those reading glasses, and enjoy! -------------------- We've discussed real estate a couple times on our blog, and we've even gotten a bit of a reputation for … [Read more...] about Why You Should NEVER Buy a House
Going it alone. It's a familiar thing. We think we know what we're doing until a light bulb goes off. Sadly and so often, that bulb doesn't illuminate until we've failed at X, Y, or Z. That's why having a team of experts to steer you clear of failure is vital when it comes to optimizing and protecting your investments and assets. Surrounding yourself with individuals who have the focused knowledge on a specialized topic is priceless. In this … [Read more...] about Who’s on Your Team of Experts?
The following are posts that caught my little eye, and gave me a bit o' inspiration this past week. Have a look, and share the goodness at your office water cooler, break room, or wherever your clandestine early retirement chatter takes place. Enjoy, and have a great start to your week! 1.) Budgets are Sexy The first one up at the water cooler is a doozy, with all the stats you could ever possibly need the get you through the week, the … [Read more...] about Water Cooler Talk: Five Posts to Supercharge Your Week (8/20/18)