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 Ebates – TopCashback 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.… Read More
Now, and when I was a kid, whenever someone would ask me “if I could have one superpower what would it be?” I would answer the power to stop time.
This thought pops up quite a bit – in college when I’d procrastinated and was pulling an all-nighter and wishing I could hit pause and sleep, and now on “weekends” when I get the “Sunday dreads” (My work schedule changes so I use these terms to describe days off, which usually fall on weekdays).… Read More
The best class I took in college was called Advanced Art Criticism. Unfortunately you could only take it in your final year, usually in the second semester – far too late.
After a few years of studying the history, processes, interpretations, and roles of art and the lives of artists you have a pretty good idea about what kind of work you want to make, how to talk about it, and where it fits in in the grand scheme of things. … Read More
The general assumption in investing is that the stock market returns around 7% a year on average. Some years are better, some worse, with some variance due to fees and investment choices. And so it goes that if you have debts with interest rates anywhere between say 3-6% (typically a mortgage or student loans), you have a difficult choice to make.… Read More
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. … Read More
After a few hours of browsing various personal finance topics online it’s possible you’ve encountered an interesting new term:
No, fintech isn’t the name of the company Peter Gibbons worked for in the movie Office Space, but it does sound just as bland. … Read More
Despite being obsessed with all things personal finance for the last couple of years, 2016 was the first time I tracked my spending for an ENTIRE YEAR! On a related note, I also made bigger gains in my net worth than any other year. … Read More