We have two kids about to turn 10 in less than a year. One is a girl, the other a boy (twins - no, not identical.) Having one of each is amazing. Disparate gender kids widen the scope of our parental responsibilities in … [Read more...] about How to Renovate a Small House Without Going Broke
What Students Need to Know About Credit
For most college students, credit won’t be a topic that’s too high up on their list of priorities. And it’s true, there are more important things to worry about during this time of your life – but understanding this … [Read more...] about What Students Need to Know About Credit
What Are the Pros and Cons of Quiet Quitting?
Quiet Quitting is all the rage now. You've put in a few hours of actual work for the day, now it's time to sit back, do a little online shopping, take a nap, go for a walk, or take a two-hour lunch. And not just on Fridays … [Read more...] about What Are the Pros and Cons of Quiet Quitting?
Should I Keep Working in Order to GiveWell?
What if you were on the cusp of leaving cubicle life behind, only to stumble upon this question: If you could save thousands of lives through effective charitable giving, would you delay retirement? At first, this scenario … [Read more...] about Should I Keep Working in Order to GiveWell?
How I Messed Up Our Vanguard Roth IRA Conversion
Last year I made one of those epic money mistakes that leave you embarrassed and humbled, practically curling up in a fetal ball under a table. This is the story of how I messed up our Vanguard Roth IRA conversion in 2021. … [Read more...] about How I Messed Up Our Vanguard Roth IRA Conversion
Should I Buy a Peloton? 5 Reasons to Give It a Spin
If you're familiar with Midwest winters, you know how hard it can be to motivate yourself to get exercise outdoors. When there's ice everywhere, the wind chill is 20 below, and even the dogs won't go out, it's home gym … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a Peloton? 5 Reasons to Give It a Spin
Is THIS the Best of All Work Life Balance Books?
Although the last three or four weeks have been nothing short of crazy for this part-time blogger and full-time corporate animal. The wages of promotions are death, as the saying goes… Welcome to a post that explores … [Read more...] about Is THIS the Best of All Work Life Balance Books?
The Pros and Cons of Telecommuting
Sitting in the basement all day doesn't sound all that great, but as a new telecommuter, I'll take it! The alternative is getting stuck in commutes, scavenging for parking spots, and paying too much for average corporate … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Telecommuting
My Dividend Stock Investing Experiment: 8 Picks to Riches?
We've been riding the waves of a strong stock market and scorching hot housing market for several years now. Our investments are split roughly 50-50 between stocks and houses, and throwing more money at either isn't all … [Read more...] about My Dividend Stock Investing Experiment: 8 Picks to Riches?
Airbnb Profitability Makes for a Retirement Cash Cow
Our condo in Northern Michigan continues to provide a strong and reliable stream of income. Thank you, pent-up pandemic demand! Since we opened our Airbnb Experiment for business back in 2018, the area has become even … [Read more...] about Airbnb Profitability Makes for a Retirement Cash Cow