This thing on my wrist. Why did I choose to put it there? What possible good can come from strapping on some electronic tagging device to my person? Enter FitBit. My new companion, and most misunderstood life accessory. I bought a FitBit Charge 3 about two months ago. After a long winter with less than ideal exercise habits, I felt I needed to go "all in" on fitness … [Read more...] about My Love-Hate Relationship with FitBit
Life Purpose and Lifestyle
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 Big 10 school back in the mid-90s. I started out making a hefty salary of $27,500 in the technology sector. Among the top earners? I certainly was NOT. Back then, I figured the … [Read more...] about How Much Money Do Top Earners Make?
Have you had enough of personal finance bloggers coming at you with their physical fitness makeovers? No? Well fine then. Cuz I'm about to fire up a few paragraphs on how to do more pull ups. After all, they are the end-all and be-all of strength exercises. And as a bonus, yours truly is going to be pulling another stunt (i.e., experiment) over the next several months. Let's … [Read more...] about How to do More Pull Ups (Not the Diaper Variety)
An article on Yahoo! Finance caught my eye this past week: 4 millionaire money habits to teach your kids, by Jeanie Ahn. I thought the advice was pretty good. Boiled down, you simply coach your kids to save, understand compounding, avoid frivolous spending, and be charitable. We can get behind that, right? Take these four pillars of smart personal finance and find ways to … [Read more...] about Should You Teach Your Children How to be Millionaires?
Thanks to being an urban (and suburban) planning major in college, I have a pretty good pulse on how cities develop, change, decline, and gentrify over time. Fair to say that some cities are better than others when it comes to emergency response times, access to clean, potable water, and parks. If I had a choice over where to retire, I would probably look for a mountain … [Read more...] about City vs. Suburbs: Why the City Always Wins