Are you Ordinary? Here’s the Secret to Becoming Rich
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We’ve all seen the catchy headlines and probably even shamefully clicked on a few of them (no shame with THIS article though):
“Frugal teacher retires with $2 million in savings”.
“Mailman makes millions in the stock market.”
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Maximum HSA Contributions Increased for 2015
June 25, 2014 | 6 Comments
Maximum HSA Contributions Increased for 2015

The IRS recently (and quietly) published an inflation adjustment increase to the maximum HSA contribution for 2015 over 2014′s maximum.
If you’ve been following along, you know that I have been a big fan of health …

How I CUT my Cost of Shaving by 90% with a Safety Razor
June 23, 2014 | 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
June 18, 2014 | 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 …

The Art of Drying Yourself Off for Cheap
June 16, 2014 | 20 Comments
The Art of Drying Yourself Off for Cheap

Here’s a fun little idea that can lead to you reducing your impact while saving money, simultaneously.
Instead of using a monster-sized towel to dry yourself off when exiting the shower (leaving it just partially wet), …

The Pursuit of More Money Trap
June 11, 2014 | 8 Comments
The Pursuit of More Money Trap

Who doesn’t want to earn at least a little bit more than they are right now?
Back when I made $35,000 a year, I’d look to the goal of $40,000 as if it were the be-all-end-all …

Parkour with Levi, Fat Tire Biking, and a Guilty Pleasure Justified
June 9, 2014 | 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 …


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