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
Health and Lifestyle Matters
Good health and finding one's purpose are crucial variables that often get lost in the figures and spreadsheets of personal finance. Topics here range wide and far, from whether or not to get a hair transplant, how to avoid BMW drivers, and deciding between PRK or Lasik.
Learn how a healthy lifestyle is the more important factor in enjoying life today. Limiting sacrifices while paying down debt and saving for the future.
The last couple of years have been nuts. I've got nothing to complain about and a lot more to contribute. Blogging just had to take a back seat for a while. Uncertainty gives life some spice, but it sure can take you out of a … [Read more...] about Dealing With Uncertainty When Retirement Is Near
Roughly 250,000 hair transplants occur in the U.S. alone each year, approaching 900,000 worldwide. This is not a rare procedure, by a long shot. Is a hair transplant worth it? Consider that well over 33% of men (and women) … [Read more...] about Is a Hair Transplant Worth It? Consider Alternatives First!
Restrictions, curfews, and isolation are fast becoming a normal part of life since the COVID-19 outbreak took root here in the U.S. A little over one week has passed since social distancing was introduced and several … [Read more...] about Rediscovering the Joy of Being a Homebody
Star Wars The Last Jedi sucks. There, I said it. I thought this movie stunk as soon as the closing credits rolled. I have had a lot of time to rethink that original feeling and I even watched the film twice more just to be … [Read more...] about Star Wars The Last Jedi Sucks! (Is the New Trilogy Doomed?)
You must've seen this one coming. Not winter, but this post that's going to include crap about Denmark again. Apologies in advance, but I'm playing out the string on them fancy Danes once more to help us learn how to … [Read more...] about How to Survive Minnesota Winters (10 Proven Tactics)
A meaningful retirement isn't one built on stockpiles of cash or multiples of millions. We can find meaning and clear our path from the distractions that lead to regrets. Is there a formula for fulfilling a happy … [Read more...] about How to Live Life With No Regrets
One of the fastest ways to consume time and money is to be a fan of big-money sports. Especially this time of year, when American football is in full swing, sports fandom is off the charts. Let's explore the psychology of … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Sports Fans
This thing is 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? After logging thousands of steps, I'm debating the idea of wearing a … [Read more...] about Is a Fitbit Worth It? My Review of the Fitbit Charge Smartwatch
Carl here, from 1500 Days to Freedom... Before I headed off to Camp FI Midwest, I had some time to spend in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Before I get into my Minneapolis meanderings, allow me to go back in time for a … [Read more...] about Moving to Minneapolis? A Vibrant City on the Rise