Disappointment

One word for the opposite of disappointment is happiness.

It’s so simple that there’s even a formula that can easily be photoshopped onto any inspirational picture you want.

Happiness = Expectations – Reality

When reality doesn’t meet your expectations, you’re disappointed.  Easy enough.  The idea is that by lowering your expectations (or at least being more mindful of them) that whatever reality comes your way won’t seem as shocking.…

Review – Ebates and TopCashback

We’re going to start of with a quick overview of two of the best resources to save money while shopping online.  You’ve probably heard of EbatesTopCashback is similar in that it’s an online shopping portal with a selection of stores and the chance to earn cash back on your purchase.

Both Ebates and TopCashback are website based and come with companion mobile apps.  …

The Desire to Run Away

My all time favorite photography work is Broken Manual, by Alec Soth.  Manual was created from 2006-2010 and explores the desire of people to escape their lives and their means of doing so.  Soth has noted that the book is “not about people who run away, but about the dream of running away.”  Contrasts are made between the childhood fantasy of escape and the realities of those who actually did.  …

Hello!

Welcome to Finance Yo Self!

If you are looking for riches I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career…

I’m just kidding, mostly.

I don’t have a very particular set of skills, especially when it comes to personal finance.  …