Eventually, it'll happen. Your home or the home of someone you know will get broken into. This post will cover my tale of a recent break in and offer advice on how to prevent a burglary at your home or rental … [Read more...] about How to Prevent a Burglary at Your Home
The headlines are catchy. Some 20-something out there worked hard for 5 years to save $500,000 so he or they could retire early before 30. A noble, Instagram-worthy pursuit to be sure, but with it comes a brutal stretch of … [Read more...] about Is Self Deprivation Keeping You From Enjoying Life?
I've got a new boss and it's not working out the way I'd hoped. This post tackles a serious career future indecision as early retirement lurks just around the corner. After several years of working for incredible humans, … [Read more...] about Career Indecision Is Driving Me Nuts
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?)
It's been a bit of a slug-fest at work. These last few weeks have brought on a heavy dose of 11th-hour drama that's quite typical in the world of software delivery at large corporations. Sweating out another Sunday night … [Read more...] about What Are the Alternatives to Retirement?
Once in a blue moon, I get asked to review a new publication here on Abandoned Cubicle. It's a reasonable request since I get a free book out of the deal. If the book is decent, I get a few hours of entertainment. Even better … [Read more...] about A Review of Happy Money by Ken Honda
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)
The weekend. We look forward to these two days of recurring freedom more than just about anything else. We've worked a long week and earned two days to recover. After some well-deserved R&R, Sunday evening rolls … [Read more...] about Send the Monday Scaries Packing and Enjoy Sunday Again
When considering the idea of mortgage paydown, first things first. Any super high-interest debts (like credit card balances) should be paid off first. For all other debts, I'm a fan of using the cash flow index method to … [Read more...] about How to Have a Paid off House in 5 Years or Less
Finding a dependable cleaning crew for your Airbnb can be a difficult task. When you find a good cleaner, you then need to coordinate turnovers - making sure both the host and cleaning crew are on the same schedule. Thank … [Read more...] about TurnoverBnB: Coordinate Airbnb Cleaning With Ease