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The Marriage of Impact Reduction & Personal Wealth
Mon, 04/16/12 | 7 Comments
The Marriage of Impact Reduction & Personal Wealth

Earth Day is coming up this coming Sunday, so I wanted to contribute by sharing my personal story, thoughts, and beliefs on impact reduction, ethical responsibility, and personal finance and distill it all down into …

How I Cut my Electric Bill by 22% with a $30 Device. PLUS: Take the Electricity Use Challenge!
Wed, 04/4/12 | 13 Comments
How I Cut my Electric Bill by 22% with a $30 Device. PLUS: Take the Electricity Use Challenge!

In late January, I ran an electricity cost experiment where I tested every plugged-in appliance in my home to see what kind of standby power they were using.
The obvious goal was to raise self awareness …

I Won the Mega Millions!
Mon, 04/2/12 | 18 Comments
I Won the Mega Millions!

… in my dream.
And the dream looked something like this:
1. Took the lump sum vs. the annuity.
2. Divided it equally into conservative fixed-income, low-risk investments. Didn’t touch the principal. Exciting dream, right?
3. Stopped going to …

Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere
Mon, 03/26/12 | 27 Comments
Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere

The Boomerang Generation
“Generation Y” and “The Millennial Generation” are common labels for the generation of Americans born from the early 80’s through the early 90’s (no doubt a healthy proportion of readers of this blog, …

Why the Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter from Greg Smith Lacks Credibility (& how to Resign with Dignity)
Mon, 03/19/12 | 10 Comments
Why the Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter from Greg Smith Lacks Credibility (& how to Resign with Dignity)

Greg Smith has become a bit of a cult hero for disgruntled white collar workers overnight, with his resignation letter from Wall Street investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in the form of a New York …

12 Utility Company Rebates & Freebies to Grab at the Beginning of the Year
Mon, 03/12/12 | 4 Comments
12 Utility Company Rebates & Freebies to Grab at the Beginning of the Year

I was exploring an energy use analysis on my utility company’s website when I noticed a link that led me to a rebate section on their website.
The rebate program section was not easy to find …


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