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
Minimalism and Sustainable Living
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
Summertime is magical. Snow seems like a dream it's so far gone. It's all about the sunshine, heat, and not having to grab a jacket on the way out the door. You go off on picnics, join a softball league, and find pristine lakes to frolic in on weekends. And after a friend invites you out on his or her power boat for the day, you ask yourself, "Should I buy a boat?" I've asked myself that question of late. We live in the state of 10,000 lakes, so … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Boat, Cap’n!
Hey fans! While the Cubert family is off on a week-long hiatus, I've invited some wonderful blogging friends to share some entertaining and informative stories. Mrs. Adventure Rich resides on the Lake Michigan side of the mitten-state. I'm from Michigan, and reading her posts brings back good memories. Mrs. AR's blog is Adventure Rich: How to live a rich and beautiful life, full of adventure, as we pursue financial … [Read more...] about Semi-Carless: Fun and Useful Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Automobiles
Cycling vs. Golf. Which activity is better for the body, soul, and wallet? Having just completed a 62 mile cycling event yesterday, I'm ready to write. And otherwise not move. Let's explore the merits of a couple of popular outdoor activities, now that it's finally summertime. I'd argue that cycling wins, hands-down. I'll explain why in more depth, but just so you know, I've spent many hours on both activities over the years. My basis for … [Read more...] about Cycling vs. Golf