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How to Train & Prepare for your Backpacking Trip
Thu, 06/18/09 | 5 Comments
How to Train & Prepare for your Backpacking Trip

I love backpacking. And as this is a finance AND lifestyle blog, I’ve been covering the basics of backpacking lately. Backpacking can save you money over typical vacations every time you hike, get to experience …

Why you Should Calculate your Real Hourly Wage
Sun, 06/14/09 | 9 Comments
Why you Should Calculate your Real Hourly Wage

How much do you make? $50K a year? OK… how much do you really make? Yeah, your real wage. The answer may surprise you. When looking at the larger personal finance picture, it’s important to …

Choosing the Right Backpacking Food & Clothing
Thu, 06/11/09 | 4 Comments
Choosing the Right Backpacking Food & Clothing

In the last post on buying backpacking gear supplies, there were two noticeable things left out by design – food and clothing. Why? It’s hard to survive without either – but almost equally as challenging …

The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking: Buying Backpacking Gear & Supplies
Sun, 06/7/09 | 11 Comments
The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking: Buying Backpacking Gear & Supplies

The Benefits of Backpacking
Whether doing a week-long trek through the Grand Canyon, or a two night weekend hike at a nearby state park, backpacking has a number of great benefits and is relatively cheap in …

Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?
Mon, 05/25/09 | 51 Comments
Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?

Could a Peace Corps job be for you?
Despite nearly a 4.0 GPA at a respected university, resume counseling, and mock interview practice, I had a very hard time finding a job upon graduation. After a …

Comcast’s Kryptonite Discovered
Tue, 05/12/09 | 26 Comments
Comcast’s Kryptonite Discovered

How to Cut your Comcast Bill
I was 0-for-2 in previous attempts with Comcast to get a break on my cable bill. I had no leverage. Comcast knows that they’re the only cable provider game in …


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