I Like Social Media Again

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…continue reading →
I’ve Created A Monster

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 oil. Although I insisted on paying for our…continue reading →
The Nickel Hoarder

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 now contain 91.67% copper and 8.33%…continue reading →
You Can’t Change The Past

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 grabbed it as quickly as possible, ripping…continue reading →
Second Passport: Why You Need One

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 and settle down. However, as we can see…continue reading →
The $100 Shoe Collection

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 new were on…continue reading →
What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

Controlling your wants is a difficult endeavor for even the most disciplined of savers. But, without this skill, you can easily double your working years. What do I mean? The better question is, “What do you want?” Do you want a California beach house? Do you want a new Audi?…continue reading →
The $1000 Wedding

The $1000 Wedding

Oh how time flies. My wife Sally and I are coming up on our one year anniversary and as we reminisce on our lovely life together I thought now would be a good time to tell my readers how inexpensive a wedding can potentially be. Being more stylish (but also…continue reading →