Earning More Does Not Cure All
Wed, 06/22/16 | 5 Comments

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading personal finance advice, you’ve surely come across gurus or opinionated individuals with an unwavering faith in the power of income to cure all financial ills.
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The Cheapest New Cars of 2015
January 7, 2015 | 13 Comments
The Cheapest New Cars of 2015

Update: I have since published a list of the cheapest new cars of 2016 as well.
Every year, I research and publish a ranking of the cheapest new cars sold in the United States. This post …

Reviewing Last Year’s Biggest Wins & Losses & Setting 2015 Goals
January 5, 2015 | 25 Comments
Reviewing Last Year’s Biggest Wins & Losses & Setting 2015 Goals

Every year, I like to pause and reflect on what my wife and I have accomplished over the previous year, as well as where we fell short of our goals and see room for improvement. …

Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)
December 22, 2014 | 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 Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
December 15, 2014 | 28 Comments
The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!
December 9, 2014 | 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!
December 2, 2014 | 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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