Awful Beautiful Life

I tell you what, when it rains IT POURS. For­tu­nate­ly in my case I’m in a down­pour of all good things. My prob­lem (not that I real­ly have a prob­lem) is that EVERYTHING is hit­ting all at once. It’s an over­whelm­ing mix of tons to do with lots of time I can’t do any­thing. I’m not doing any­thing at … Read more

Giving Thanks 2016

source: Warn­er Bros It’s not often we’re giv­en a rea­son to pause, step back, and think about all the great things in our life. I love Thanks­giv­ing for exact­ly this rea­son (although all the amaz­ing food and tryp­to­phan coma are up there as well. Green bean casse­role get in ma bel­lay!). If you’re any­thing like me, you … Read more

One Year with Project FI

Last year I wrote about flip­ping off say­ing a fond farewell to Ver­i­zon and say­ing hel­lo to the new kid in town, Google’s Project FI phone plan. I was going through my num­bers on Mint (at a record high thanks to low spend­ing, pay­day, and a strong mar­ket) and real­ized it’s been a whole year since I switched to Project FI. Because … Read more

No Spend November

It’s Novem­ber 11th, 2016. A day that is an impor­tant date in his­to­ry for three rea­sons: Vet­er­ans Day, Remem­brance Day, and the end of my sec­ond week of No Spend Novem­ber. So far, I’d say it’s going mere­ly ok. I haven’t done the best job, but I also didn’t dri­ve to the out­let mall an hour away and … Read more

Expand Your Bubble

I’m writ­ing today about Bub­bles. Not these bub­bles:                       Or even these bub­bles:                 No, I’m talk­ing about the kind of bub­bles we find our­selves in every day. Gen­er­a­tional. Com­mu­ni­ty. Geo­graph­ic. Gen­er­a­tional How many peo­ple are friends with … Read more

Career Update: Hurry Up and Wait

The last two weeks at work have all fol­lowed an eeri­ly sim­i­lar pat­tern: Get into work Make break­fast (instant oat­meal and tea) Attend dai­ly standup meet­ing Make anoth­er cup of tea Write blog posts/Twitter/Reddit Play bags More inter­net Eat lunch More inter­net Chat with cowork­ers More inter­net Leave work I’m not say­ing I’m bored, but … Read more

My Side Hustle: Revealed at Last!

The num­ber one ques­tion I’ve been get­ting from every­one late­ly is “Hey, what’s your side hus­tle? I’m DYING to know!” I didn’t real­ize that I was cre­at­ing this big of a mys­tery! It tru­ly wasn’t my inten­tion. At first, I wasn’t ready to share it. Then.….. I didn’t want to talk about it until I was on firm foot­ing and … Read more

Monthly Status Report: October 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more