Three Years of Blogging Another year goes by where I have to decide if I’m going to keep this site going or not. I’ve decided to keep going, what I want to do with this site is yet undecided. After a big life downturn a few years ago, the site felt unimportant, and all the… Read More

Losing 30 Pounds End of High School was also the end of my teenage-thin 165 pound days. Since then I’ve generally bounced between 180 and 190 pounds, overweight, but not obese. I had tried and failed a couple times to get back into shape, only able to shave a few pounds when I tried and gaining… Read More

I have a confession to make. for the past 4 years, I’ve been stashing lots of cash building up my retirement accounts. 3 years in a row I have managed to max out my retirement accounts with $18,000 per year($12,500 in Simple IRA and $5500 in traditional IRA). Three years ago there wasn’t much left… Read More

After learning some cold hard truth about my career’s value in Wisconsin, nothing cheers me up more than relaxing and playing some music. I wrote this piece maybe a few years ago, but its still a piece I can play and quickly relax my stress away. My path to financial independence (early retirement) I’m still… Read More

2016 Reflection 2016 was a pretty good year overall, my only real goal financially was to max out my work retirement account and my personal IRA. A total of $18,000. Despite my charitable nature and I did give away a pretty large sum of cash, My goal was met and I ended the year with… Read More

Most people I talk to have no clue when they’ll be able to retire, or to put it a better way: when they can stop worrying about money. People from 18 years old to 60 struggle to understand the basic concepts and put together a basic approximate plan. The reason for this is it’s not… Read More

My bathroom had some major drain line issues so I took a break on blogging to pretty much completely redo my only bathroom. It still has a few odds and ends to finish up, I’ll write a post about it soon as I know many of you are DIY fanatics :D. My History in Business… Read More

Sometimes work feels like extortion, and I think in some ways it technically is. The company I work for is currently going through a lot of changes. They’re basically adding a whole new section of the company to do engineering work that’s new to them but I was exposed to for a couple years before… Read More

Tax Freedom day is coming up this Sunday, April 24th. The idea behind tax freedom day: “How long would it take us to earn enough money to pay our nation’s total tax bill for the year?” Well it takes 114 days this year, landing on April 24th, they exclude leap days so it’s easy to… Read More

I wanted to take a break from talking about money this week as philosophy has been on my mind lately, actually kept me awake one night. Being a Group A type person that thinks entirely too much, I often think about how people relate to one another. How often we make assumptions about others that… Read More