Today’s Effort Is Tomorrow’s Passive Income

today's effort trueAs you know, I write over on the website Seeking Alpha fairly often. If you don’t know, feel free to click on this link and browse around to see what I’m talking about. Recently, I was reviewing some old page view statistics and came upon something that piqued my interest.

The old model of compensation over at Seeking Alpha was a penny per page view – 1,000 page views = $10, for example. The new model is a flat $35 plus a penny per page view, but the basic idea remains the same: Read more

Did You Win The Lottery?

lottery copy“Did You Win The Lottery?”

Kind of.

I’ll set the stage. As a member of the 21st century, I know that oral hygiene is important. As such, I dutifully visit the dentist office every 6 months. For those working in the corporate world, you know what a pain (perhaps literally) this can be. Dentist hours are like bank hours, except that occasionally the dentist has to close to deposit some checks. My particular dentist is no exception Read more

Whirl ‘Til You Hurl

WhirlRecently I was watching a documentary on “Great Old Amusement Parks” because… well, why wouldn’t you want to know more about the great old parks?

One segment that caught my attention in particular was Belmont Park in San Diego. I was drawn to a story that took place there. Way back in 1998 there was a well-publicized radio station event held on one of Belmont’s roller coasters: the second “Whirl ‘til you hurl” contest (apparently the first contest was Read more

October Challenge: Guest Post Sampler

Oct ChallengeThis will be short and sweet – just a quick update.

Last month my challenge was to spend less than $194.65 on my total food expenditures. With the help of 10 different savings opportunities, I met this goal with overwhelming success. It was a combination of not doing stuff (not going out to eat too much, not spending more than is necessary) and doing stuff (looking for deals, using coupons, taking advantage of savings apps).

This month I wanted to move out of my comfort zone a bit. Read more

September Challenge: A Day Of Dividends For A Month Of Food

September ChallengeAs I mentioned in my August Update, I am beginning a monthly challenge series. This is designed to get me out of my comfort zone, to think about things differently or to simply provide you with some entertainment. In the words of Benjamin Franklin: “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

Considering the underlying theme of this site, I thought something related to both currency and Read more