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

Church of Floating head puppy

Like preachers of the gospel, it’s common for us to preach financial truths to the financially challenged or materialistic, but why do so many of our sermons fall on deaf ears in the real world. Why is it so difficult to convince people to make even the tiniest of financial changes? After having conversations multiple… Read More

I haven’t really felt motivated to write in my blog lately, but one thing I have been doing is playing and writing music. Playing guitar or piano has always been a kind of stress reliever for me for over a decade now. You might guess why I’ve been playing a lot more lately, It’s literally my… Read More

No, this post isn’t about finding a bucket of quarters hiding in your house. Some of you may have been wondering why I have seemingly fallen off the face of the earth from writing as much and reading my fellow bloggers articles. I’m currently going through a breakup with a girl I had been with… Read More

camping trip

Yogi Bear Camping Trip near Wisconsin Dells Last weekend I went on a camping trip. Since high school I haven’t really gone on any vacations like I did when I was a kid with my parents. My last big trip was to China shortly before I turned 18 over 10 years ago. I guess when… Read More

Graduate to Financial Success

So you just graduated college and landed your first big job. Instantly taking you from poor college student living on ramen noodles to a big time high paid employee with great benefits. I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t lay down some advice for you that I’ve learned over the years. WHAT WOULD I… Read More

True cost of owning a home

I took a little break from this series as I sold my Buell motorcycle and went off to a beer festival. Now I’m back to finish off the series reviewing my own personal home on the subject. Part 1 – We talked about the hidden costs associated with owning a home such as maintenance and… Read More

Firkin Festival

Firkin Festival July 18th 2015 If you weren’t aware, I’m a home brewer and I was invited to serve one of my home brews at the Milwaukee Firkin Festival. Between me and two of my friends, we brewed 5 gallons of a cream ale with some notes of a hefeweizen, 10 gallons of a Belgian… Read More