I am eternally grateful that a friend of mine was willing to lend me his power washer for my deck staining project. Power washing my deck is proving to take a lot more effort than I originally though, as I've now spent a 2-3 hours a day for 5 days … [Read more...] about The Power Washer Adventure Part II
Thereâ€™s no shortage of personal finance advice. If you browse the internet, you certainly know that. Every major news reporting or browser web page has a finance tab you can click to read about how you can save money, or manage your money more … [Read more...] about What Financial Advice Do You Choose to Ignore?
Matthew found my article "Can we be a single-income household" and asked the following question: Mike, I read your article about becoming a single income household and I have a question. My wife and I recently had our second child and she just … [Read more...] about Going Single-Income: Help a Reader Make the Decision
As I'm writing a series on Personal Finance basics, I have to be a bit general since "the basics" applies to a wide variety of individuals. Although all of my recent experience is in white-collar jobs, I'm also aware that many (if not most) of my … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Job Search Techniques
Tip #12 of the Ways to Save Money Series is a short and simple one. To save money on cooling your freezer (and refrigerator), keep your freezer as full as possible. This technique is actually called "freezer blocking" and people have made it into a … [Read more...] about Ways to Save #12: Fill Up the Freezer
I shall present to you a tale of danger, mystery, woe, and a lot of stupidity. Are you prepared? The weekend before New Years, our 6-year-old clothes dryer conked out (that's the mystery part I guess). Being the do-it-yourself kind of guy, I … [Read more...] about Stupid Dude and the Dryer of Death