Lately I’ve become interested in stock investing, particularly in dividend-paying stocks. In the past I had always avoided investing directly in stocks, assuming I didn’t have the skill to do so effectively. However, I may be changing my mind.
Up until now I’ve put most of my money in various mutual funds, mostly with [...]
I had an Amazon.com gift card left over from Christmas, and I really didn’t know what to do with it. I had planned to purchase some new camera gear, but I decided to just make do with my current camera and lenses. I really didn’t want to buy any new books due to my [...]
Comfort has become something of a virtue these days. I remember having a minor spat with a roommate one time about coming up with ways to lower our utility bill. We had unexpectedly received a bill about three times our normal summer-time bill, so I suggested we keep the living space warmer by turning [...]
Early retirement is a goal for many involved with the simplicity movement. I’m no different. Presently, I’m stuck in a soul-sucking job that leaves me feeling utterly exhausted and devoid of hope at the end of the day. I could seek a new job, but honestly, I can’t think of any jobs that I [...]