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Health, Wealth, Power
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maximizing value while limiting expenses, investing, cars and trucks, personal finance, books, movies, tv shows, career, credit cards, financial analysis, FIRE, gratitude, health/fitness, income opportunities, insurance, investing in yourself, mainstream ignorance, my economic/social theories, philosophical ramblings, taxes
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Hi All! Boy, have things been crazy. There have been huge changes in my life and that continues almost every day. Soon I’m going to post an update about all that, but in the mean time, here are a few quick items I’ve thought of or encountered recently. Brightening up one’s world can make a … Continue reading "“Why Don’t We Shut Down the Grocery Stores?” and Other Assorted Items" ...
Posted: Apr 10 2020 @ 7:15 AM
Remember all those surveys that came out back when things were normal? You know, the ones that concluded that about half the population in the most prosperous country in the history of mankind doesn’t have $400, $1000, or some other nowhere near adequate amount of savings for an emergency? Those were scary enough then. But … Continue reading "This Is Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better" ...
Posted: Mar 24 2020 @ 8:38 AM
No one can hurt you as badly as you can. I learned this lesson in a very brutal way as I worked through my divorce in 2016. Yes, the girl I had dedicated myself to loving and spending my life with had done some horrible, cruel things (please don’t misconstrue this as me saying I … Continue reading "We've Created this Nightmare but We Can End It Too" ...
Posted: Mar 16 2020 @ 9:26 AM
I’m back! A wild string of events, combined with some laziness on my part, has resulted in me posting absolutely nothing for an entire month. I even considered shutting down the blog altogether. But after some reflection, I’ve decided that my original purpose of sharing my financial and life experience with anyone who wants it … Continue reading "What I'm Doing Now that the Long Overdue Market Correction Is Finally Happening" ...
Posted: Mar 09 2020 @ 9:03 PM
Through much of 2019, my readers and I soldiered through posts about how to save money on every type of expense. Now that we’re in 2020, it’s time to pull it all together in possibly the most valuable single post I’ve ever written for this blog. Below is a list of the best ways I … Continue reading "How to Save Money on Everything" ...
Posted: Jan 13 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Good morning everyone! Welcome to the first full week of 2020. My goodness, can you believe that? It’s crazy how quickly a single new number in the year can make things feel real. Anyway, some of you may have noticed my lack of posts lately. I know, shame on me. In this case, though, there … Continue reading "Happy New Year, Six Days In! Here’s What I’ve Been Up To" ...
Posted: Jan 06 2020 @ 9:08 AM
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Today I just have a quick referral for you. Recently, I had someone named Chris email me about a post he wrote on credit. He scoured the internet for information as he put this together and found my blog among many others in the process. His goal was … Continue reading "Do You Have Credit Questions? This May Help." ...
Posted: Dec 26 2019 @ 9:07 AM
We’ve done it! We’ve reached the last of my Annual Expenses posts and we’ve gotten through them all with just a few grains of sand left in the 2019 hourglass. I plan to do an aggregated, “year in review” style post that will pull together the highlights so be on the lookout for that in … Continue reading "The Easy Way to Drive a Great Car (Or Truck) and Pay ...
Posted: Dec 23 2019 @ 8:43 AM
Happy Friday! I know most of you are in a hurry to get work over with and go home, so let’s get right into this. Recently, my employer’s HR department sent out the dreaded annual insurance email – you know, the one where they tell us how much more we will be paying for coverage … Continue reading "How I Was Able to Create a Small Raise For 2020 Out ...
Posted: Dec 20 2019 @ 8:45 AM
The Matrix was an amazing movie. Yes, the entertainment value was excellent. But what really made it special was the way the concept got people thinking. It can apply to so, so many areas of life. The Red Pill community has literally based its name on the movie, and with good reason. The concept of … Continue reading "Don’t Be A Lifestyle Slave and You Will Be Much Happier" ...
Posted: Dec 16 2019 @ 8:49 AM


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