Archives for April 2014

Life Is Too Short To Be Lazy

Life Is Too Short To Be Lazy

As I drive to work in my 300,000+ mile vehicle, I realize that, at the age of 28, I'm an old man. I listen to talk radio, yell at the stupid commercials, and glare at those "pesky teenagers bumping their techno-jazz-fusion-punk-rock music!" You know, unless they play a rap song from the early 2000's, then I'm crankin' that ish up and getting' crunk! ….. But back to the talk radio. On my way to work, I get to hear the exciting debate over the Seattle, WA minimum wage. If you're not from here, you might not know it, but we boast one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The national … [Read more...]

How To Travel For Free: Hawaii Trip Update

How To Travel For Free: Hawaii Trip Update

Hello everyone! I hope you didn't miss me too much. Just finished up another busy tax season, got promoted at my day job and tried to see my family in between. It's been nuts! During that time, I also kept the wheels a turnin' on our epic Hawaii trip plans. Last we left off, I had put all the puzzle pieces together on getting 7 free tickets to Hawaii for our family, and was about to book the tickets. Let's see how that turned out. 7 Free Roundtrip Tickets To Hawaii We are heading to Hawaii to celebrate my mother-in-law's 50th birthday, and to have a 10 day getaway from reality. Since … [Read more...]

You Are Being Boiled Alive

You Are Being Boiled Alive

I am never one to place financial blame on the government, or corporations, or anyone else for your financial problems. Those problems are yours, and you have MUCH more control over them than society thinks. But the majority of people I help through my financial coaching just don't see the impact of all the small expenses in their budget. I always try to show them the long term impact of these things, and many people are shocked at how a few simple items could delay their retirement a few years! Yes, the latte factor is in full effect, but this time it's not lattes killing the … [Read more...]