The Art of Being Positive

Life is good. Forget that. Life is great. In the past I’ve caught myself being negative about certain aspects of my life but recently I’ve come to realize virtually none of my problems have a substantially negative impact on my life. What do we … [Read more]

Steveonomics Reading List

  Bloggers love lists, books and minimalism. I am no exception. I’ve always had a deep appreciation for books but over the past few years I realized just how much of a pain they are to transport and store, not to mention the price to … [Read more]

I Like Social Media Again

By the time Facebook was ready for the masses I was all over it. Zuckerberg is a couple years older than me so I was on the ground floor. What I great way to read up on people before actually meeting them? I felt like I was in an exclusive club since … [Read more]

I’ve Created A Monster

When I met my wife she was a happy-go-lucky girl without a care in the world. Raised by workaholic, well-to-do parents who nurtured without outright spoiling, Sally never worried too much about bills coming due or the rising prices of food and … [Read more]

Travel Hacking: Flying Is Free

I haven’t paid for a flight in two years. Now, having a career in the states, I don’t fly as much as I did right out of college. However, on the rare chance I do get up in the air, I use bonus credit card points (miles) and pay next to … [Read more]

The Nickel Hoarder

Before 1965, quarters were made of 90% silver and 10% copper. At the time, the value of the metal that comprised a silver quarter closely correlated with the face value of the coin. From 1965, quarters were no longer made made with silver. They … [Read more]

You Can’t Change The Past

Kerplunk! I dropped my iPhone 5 in the toilet on Saturday. I had always been so careful but one second after half-heartedly setting it on the bathroom counter it fell, bouncing off the toilet paper roll and into the bowl. Heart racing, I … [Read more]

Second Passport: Why You Need One

Call it a backup plan. Call it citizenship insurance. I call it having options. As much as Conservatives and Libertarians like myself bash America for spying, stealing, and general abuse of power; it is still a beautiful place to grow up, live … [Read more]

The $100 Shoe Collection

I am a man who loves shoes. Wingtips, oxfords, penny loafers, tassel loafers, and boots line a bookcase in my entryway. I would estimate I have 20 pairs of quality leather shoes but I have never paid retail for any of them. The handful I have bought … [Read more]