As 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?”
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
Recently 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
This 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
Thanks for checking out my second monthly website update – September 2014. I wanted to keep an ongoing log for the site, so I’m committed to providing monthly updates (until you or I get bored Read more
Barring a $30 steak dinner or something of the sort tonight, my September Challenge was a success.
Here’s the breakdown of the retail price for each of my three food categories:
Fast Food: $32.30 Read more
Everyone says that they shop for bargains, yet there are very few extreme couponers out there.
I could leave it at this, but I suppose I’ll expand a bit.
When I suggest “bargains” I’m referring to both personal finance and investing. Let’s start with the investing side. Read more
Linear is exponential. In life. In finance. And in everything in-between.
Given that my perspective is often financially based, I’ll start there.
Imagine you’re able to save $500 a month. That’s $6,000 per year or $240,000 over 40 years time. This is supposing linear terms. If you diligently put the saved money under your proverbial Read more
Today, I wanted to share a ‘Hi and Lois’ comic:
(c) 2014 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World Rights Reserved.
I know it’s not funny if you explain it, but presumably the joke Read more
As 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