Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

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How to Train & Prepare for your Backpacking Trip
June 18, 2009 | 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
June 14, 2009 | 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
June 11, 2009 | 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
June 7, 2009 | 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 …

The Service Engine Light: Your Mechanics Dirty Little Secret
May 31, 2009 | 90 Comments
The Service Engine Light: Your Mechanics Dirty Little Secret

Troubleshoot the Check Engine Light for Free
Even if you find a good mechanic, if you’re like me, you shiver at the thought of paying hundreds of dollars for major vehicle repairs. Well, the dreaded ‘service …

Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?
May 25, 2009 | 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 …


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