How to Hypermile

Since I’ve been driving, I’ve always had two drivers in me. The side that wants to feel the quick acceleration with my foot welded to the floor and the part of me that wants to maximize efficiency and get the best MPG. Over the years I’ve played with different hypermiling techniques and have noticed various degrees… Read More


One of the things I have decided to do recently is donate time to local small businesses. I have acquired quite a bit of web development/programming skills over the years, but my skills have become a little dull over time with rare use. I did a little C++ and matlab in college. Worked in C… Read More


Sold the ZX2

Among my many faults, I have a laziness or disinterest in dealing with people I don’t know. My brain would rather donate items or sell a car cheap to a dealer quick than try to sell for closer to actual value. So far I have been mostly able to bury that laziness and get myself… Read More


I wanted to take a break from talking about finances and investing and write about one of my hobbies today, Brewing beer. Brewing beer, an incredibly complex process engineers tend to love. Other fermented beverages like wine, cider or mead seem to be more of an art-form where the final product is somewhat out of… Read More


    Why am I really saving and investing all this money? It’s all about the “F-You money”. If you’re still stuck on the notion of retirement equals never working another day in your life and don’t understand why you might want to save and invest as much of your income as you can than this post… Read More


Years ago when I was trying to first learn about investing I was like many, afraid of the market. Put your hard earned money in the market’s black box and see if there’s any left later. I looked into precious metals and bonds. savings accounts. Most precious metals that are used as investments are separate… Read More


I wanted to share some of my thoughts on debt, investing and taxes. debt and investing is a very personal thing to most people and there is no real right or wrong answer. Many people, me included, just hate any kind of debt, even though some may be willing to take out a $20k loan… Read More


If you peruse other popular early retirement blogs this may sound old hat, for the rest of us it’s time to understand the difference between frugal and cheap as you make your way towards building real wealth. Dictionary.com’s definition of the two: Frugal – “economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful”. Cheap –… Read More


Most people are not very good at picking out of a crowd who has millions of dollars in wealth. The reason is very counter intuitive to us. We expect them to drive a BMW, wear fashionable clothes, have the latest gadgets and be condescending to all the poor people beneath them. I couple years ago I… Read More


Now that you got rid of your high interest loan and credit card debt and started saving, the obvious question is where and how to place your money in investments. First I have two words for caution. Trap #1) The big trap with any investing management company is that their interests are generally different from… Read More