I'm spotting a bit of a trend. I might be way off my rocker with this, but it seems the idea of millennials not having kids is a mark of shame somehow to this generation. Sure, get your financial act together first, before … [Read more...] about Will Millennials Regret Not Having Kids?
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.
Zap! Perfect vision. That's what I'd thought would happen. Instead, I'm biding my time in recovery for 11 weeks since my PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) laser eye surgery. In this fascinating blog entry lies my tale of a … [Read more...] about My 5 Month PRK Recovery (An Unexpected Journey)
Have you ever tried instant coffee? I hope not. Take an amazing thing, coffee, put it in a 1-time use packet, mix it with a bit of hot water, and BOOM. You have one of the nastiest things out there. Instant coffee … [Read more...] about Instant Gratification: Life Is Not a Clickable Link
Have you had enough of personal finance bloggers coming at you with their physical fitness makeovers? No? Awesome. Because I'm about to fire up a few paragraphs on how to do more pull-ups! After all, they are the end-all … [Read more...] about How to Do More Pull Ups (& Impress Your Friends)
The post argues a wild notion that instead of pursuing happiness, we should pursue purpose and struggle. Grasp that concept for a minute. Happiness is, after all, nothing more than an elusive feeling. It's the laser pointer … [Read more...] about Pursue Purpose and Struggle (*Not* Happiness)
Having just completed a 62-mile cycling event yesterday, I'm ready to write. And otherwise not move a muscle due to an excessive amount of stiffness. Let's explore the merits of a couple of popular outdoor activities, now … [Read more...] about Golf vs Cycling: Why Biking Wins Every Time
Fondue, anyone? Today I’m going to share some photos and blather on about our incredible 5-day Switzerland itinerary. What a neat chunk of the planet this place is. So for those of you aspiring to Financial Independence, keep … [Read more...] about Our Amazing Rick Steves Switzerland Vacation
I recently caught a segment on NPR that revealed gripping reasons why giving up social media yields significant benefits for your mental health. The pervasive effects of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on our day-to-day … [Read more...] about Why I’m Ditching Social Media for Good
I started drafting this post on the day of our 11th anniversary. My ever-beautiful, awesome, and happy wife shared with me that morning how cool it was to have our special day on a Saturday, just like our original wedding … [Read more...] about A Happy Wife Makes a Happy Life
Way back in late 2001, yours truly got laid off. After being in the workforce for a little over five years after college, this came as a bit of a shock. I thought I had it all figured out, and was “well on my way.” Here's the … [Read more...] about Peace Corps Ukraine: Why I Backed-out of My Assignment