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The Opposite of Compound Returns
Wed, 02/18/15 | 16 Comments
The Opposite of Compound Returns

A while back, I wrote a well-received post on why it is so important to leverage the power of compound investment returns on your savings.
Here’s what I calculated, to make the case:
“$1 saved in your …

Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!
Mon, 02/2/15 | 26 Comments
Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!

As I’m sure you are joyfully aware, average gas prices have been rapidly decreasing over the past few months. The average U.S. price per gallon of gasoline is now $2.04 per gallon, with many regions …

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2015
Mon, 01/26/15 | 5 Comments
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2015

Update: the most fuel-efficient cars of 2016 has since been published.
In this post, I will highlight the top 15 cars with the best fuel efficiency across all electric, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles sold in the …

Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)
Mon, 12/22/14 | 9 Comments
Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)

Are you feeling down and out about your personal financial situation? Dug yourself a pretty deep hole to get out of? Feel like no matter how hard you work, you just can’t get ahead?
Relax. OK, …

The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!
Tue, 12/9/14 | 7 Comments
The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!

Over the summer, my better half and I wrapped up our latest renovation project – the garage!
I wasn’t wise enough to take “before pictures” so that I could post a before/after comparison here (yeah, dumb), …

Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!
Tue, 12/2/14 | 29 Comments
Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!

The hottest new job perk these days is unlimited vacation time (aka “discretionary time off”, or DTO). That’s right, UNLIMITED VACATION DAYS! (WOO HOO!)
Virgin Air and Tribune (parent company for Chicago Tribute and the Los …


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