Not a title you expected? Me either, frankly. But you start to think about certain things when the weekend is consumed by never-ending snow, and you come down with some nasty stomach virus. Monday rolls around, and you're still at home, feeling like hell, and actually … [Read more...] about What I Love About My Day Job (Or, Things You Don’t Think You’ll Miss Until After You’ve Retired)
I've complained a lot lately about the weather here in Minnesota. It's supposed to be spring, and the mid-April norms are upper 50s. And yet, the blizzard whipping through outside is oblivious to these meteorological statistics. If we have it bad here, New England has … [Read more...] about Where Should You Live?
About seven years into my career, having just turned 29, I got canned. This was well over a decade ago, my millennial friends. I didn't believe it at the time, but looking back, getting laid off was clearly a blessing in disguise. There were a number of factors that made … [Read more...] about Getting Laid off: A Blessing in Disguise?
Renting your home on Airbnb? Now this is something I never thought we'd do, much less consider. Granted, the Super Bowl was a bonanza this past February for Twin Cities residents who rented their homes. Some raked in thousands. Still, it wasn't until this past week that I … [Read more...] about A New Experiment: Renting Your Home on Airbnb
If you were inspired in the least by my post from March 19, keep reading. Today's entry into the canon of Cubert is a sequel of sorts. The write-up a few weeks back was premised largely on how I squandered my 20s and early 30s, yet somehow managed to get into position for … [Read more...] about How to Retire Early With the Million Dollar Decade (TM)