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How I CUT my Cost of Shaving by 90% with a Safety Razor
Mon, 06/23/14 | 22 Comments
How I CUT my Cost of Shaving by 90% with a Safety Razor

My entire post-pubescent life, I had used disposable and cartridge-based razors.
Like many in the 90′s era, I awkwardly started out with the plastic handle disposables. 1 blade (usually cheap and dull from the start), use …

Have Company Stock? Your Allocation to it Could be Dangerously High
Wed, 06/18/14 | 6 Comments
Have Company Stock? Your Allocation to it Could be Dangerously High

I’m fortunate to work for an employer that offers stock units to its employees. The number of units you could receive varies based on your job level and performance. Then, each year, a portion of …

Parkour with Levi, Fat Tire Biking, and a Guilty Pleasure Justified
Mon, 06/9/14 | 5 Comments
Parkour with Levi, Fat Tire Biking, and a Guilty Pleasure Justified

My better half and I just got home from a short vacation to the Grand Traverse region of Michigan.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll remember that this is the same location …

LED vs. CFL Costs: the Mass Market Financial Crossover Point has Arrived
Mon, 06/2/14 | 10 Comments
LED vs. CFL Costs: the Mass Market Financial Crossover Point has Arrived

Ahh, the good ole’ lightbulb. Literally a century with zero technological enhancements in mass marketed products.
Why?
Coal-powered energy was damn cheap! In many ways, it still is. But it has risen to levels that can have …

A Mandatory Exercise in Tracking your Personal Finances
Mon, 05/5/14 | 11 Comments
A Mandatory Exercise in Tracking your Personal Finances

As my income has grown, expenses have declined, and I’ve grown more and more in tune with my personal finances and long-term goals – an interesting and ironic thing has happened.
Time has seemingly slowed WAAAAY …

Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 48 Comments
Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong

I have been trying to think of an item that perfectly symbolizes consumerism gone wrong.
You know, those things that are just absolutely unnecessary, wasteful, atrocious inventions.
I need your help.
It’s tough. Everywhere you look, there are …


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