Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

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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 …

Expense Value as Time Worked
June 4, 2014 | 14 Comments
Expense Value as Time Worked

A penny saved is not only a penny earned.
In monetary terms, it’s actually about 1.33 pennies earned (if you are in the 25% federal tax bracket).
That alone should be enough incentive to cut back on …

LED vs. CFL Costs: the Mass Market Financial Crossover Point has Arrived
June 2, 2014 | 10 Comments
LED vs. CFL Costs: the Mass Market Financial Crossover Point has Arrived

Ahh, the good ole’ lightbulb. Literally a century with zero technological enhancements in mass marketed products.
Why?
Coal-powered energy was damn cheap! In many ways, it still is. But it has risen to levels that can have …


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