After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
Most criminals don't have 56 or more aliases yet sugar does. The real life mobsters featured in Hollywood's The Irishman didn't have many aliases. Let's see Russel Bufalino was also known as McGee and the Old Man. Then there was Frank Sheeran known at the Irishman. Jimmy Hoffa has no alias listed. While it might … Continue reading Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?
A coworker just busted into my office yesterday with the biggest smile on her face that I have ever seen. Her credit score just went up from 600 to 700!!! She explained that her goal is to pay off all of her debt, $5,000 in total, this year. She desperately wants to have an excellent … Continue reading When You Stop Normalizing Debt and Start Normalizing Paying Off Debt
One January morning as I returned from my 6am grocery story run, Mr. BMM announced a great idea. He kindly and lovingly suggested that we both try the Vertical Diet. When I say kindly and lovingly, Mr. BMM saw this new diet as an easier way to meal prep since we would both be eating … Continue reading How We Minimize Food Waste
Sugar. That single little word may cause more contention amongst humans that many other words used today. Does eating sugar actually hurt you? Could you live your life without sugar? Is it necessary for survival? Does it actually cause you to get fat or does fat make you fat? Is sugar the new heroin? Could … Continue reading April 2021 Experiment Inspired by Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
Recently I was chatting with my boss about how someone may be incentivized to either over or under state their budget in order to receive a financial incentive or bonus. My boss stated that there are no bonuses this year so nobody would be incentivized to over or under state their budget. I disagreed with … Continue reading Is There A Difference Between Financial Incentive And Ego?
Minimalists and millennials killed so may things over the past decade or so. I figured it was time to write a list of things that I refused to buy and likely contributed to their ultimate demise. Yet I'm fairly certain that these things are still available for purchase. Napkins. More specifically paper napkins. We need … Continue reading 8 Things I Refuse to Buy as a Minimalist
Working in finance, while totally nerdy, is actually quite comical when you have it together. By saying having it together, I’m not saying that you are 100% debt free and retired at the ripe old age of 25, I’m saying that you are working towards building wealth for retirement, you’re paying off debt, you contribute … Continue reading Lots of Shoes and No Retirement
If only I didn't have debt, I could work part time. PART TIME! I could get a whole 20 hours back plus travel plus time getting ready for work if I didn't have debt. How did I come to this conclusion? Well I took my budget, added categories so that I could group my expenses … Continue reading If Only I Didn’t Have Debt…
What makes someone rich, Boomer? It’s a question that has been on my mind. Here in the United States a stimulus package was just passed. The government says you are rich if you make $80,000 as a single person or $160,000 as a married couple. If your income is above that amount, you receive $0 … Continue reading Boomer, What Makes Someone Rich?