There goes Cubert again, promising some snake oil to his merry band of readers. Why would ANYONE in his or her right mind make a habit of getting up early to a 5AM Wake Up Call??? Let's dive into that topic, but be sure to grab a cup of coffee first... I'm in the middle of a little productivity-boost experiment that started just this past Wednesday. Since this blog had … [Read more...] about 5AM Wake Up Call (The Upside of Starting Your Day Early)
I've been riding my bicycle to work for the past three years now, and have found several hidden benefits. We're going to get into how I started this fun little habit, and share all about how easy biking to work truly can be. More and more metropolitan areas are investing in bike-friendly paths and shared streets. There's a clear trend towards more green and healthy means of … [Read more...] about What Are the Benefits of Riding Your Bike to Work?
While walking the halls at work just before the July 4th holiday weekend, I overheard more than a few colleagues chatting up their plans to head to the cabin. It got me wondering whether this idea of owning a cabin up north is worth the cost and hassle. Here in Minnesota, it's not uncommon for families owning a cabin or second home "up north" to head up to the lake for … [Read more...] about Why Owning a Cabin Up North Is a Bad Idea
A few years out of college I had my mind made up that I would buy an SUV. Not that I needed an SUV, as I had smooth-paved roads where I lived, plus I didn't need any hauling capacity. I just thought SUVs were cool. Let's explore a little about why small cars are better than big ones. Back in the mid-90s, gas was pretty cheap, cheaper than today even. If I remember right, a … [Read more...] about Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars
Avoiding big expenses and unnecessary upgrades, like fancy cars and large homes, is key for gaining the freedom to choose your field of work or even retire early. But sometimes big expenses are hard to avoid. What if there was a way to travel free with credit card hacking? One of our big expenses comes from our annual travel habits. We enjoy travel a lot and look forward to … [Read more...] about Credit Card Hacking: Travel on the Cheap (or Free!)