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 … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Boat, Cap’n!
Minimalism and Sustainable Living
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Cycling vs. Golf
Frugality. It's the centerpiece of the journey to financial independence. You simply spend less money so you can invest it, and let those dollars grow via compounding interest. Or, if you're like me, you diversify some of those savings and buy a few rental properties. Along the … [Read more...] about The Finer Things in Life: Frugalicious Style
Ever get frustrated when some new piece of so-called "upgrade" technology fails you? I’d be willing to bet you don’t dance a jig for joy. I’ve had my run-ins of late. Painful. You think of how much you spent on that new washer, new car, new phone, tablet, or coffee maker. And … [Read more...] about Sometimes the Best Upgrade is a Downgrade