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Will I Ever Retire?

17 Aug

This is an interesting question, and one that is definitely a bit premature for someone my age. But will I ever retire? I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately. It’s a question that may seem odd coming from a 19 year old, however I think it’s very important to ask it at this [...]

Looking Forward to Hunting Season

31 May

I put in for my elk tag a couple of days ago, which means one thing: Hunting season is just around the corner. It may still be a few months away, but I’m already getting excited. I love hunting season for a variety of reasons. For one thing, it gives me a chance to get [...]

Help Me Give Away My Birthday

9 Apr

Each year for the first 18 years of my life I received generous presents from my family and friends on my birthday, which I am incredibly thankful for. But for my 19th, I’ve decided to do something a little bit unconventional, and give my birthday away to those who are in greater need than I. [...]

Why I Have Political Aspirations Despite It All

3 Apr

American politicians are without a doubt the most criticized group of individuals in the world. Not a day goes by without scandals breaking loose or media stories mocking a legislator’s opinion. The President and other top politicians are bashed more often and by more people than even our society’s many celebrity failures. Add that to [...]

If Society is Telling You to Do Something, Do the Opposite

26 Mar

Crowd

A few years ago, NBA star Lebron James faced a decision. Basketball fans know that it wasn’t just any decision, it was THE decision. Where would he go to play basketball when his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers expired? Would he stay in Cleveland, his hometown, where he had built up fame and the support [...]

Eight Week Fitness Challenge Wrap Up

13 Mar

Just over eight weeks ago, I started something that I have very much enjoyed. Essentially, it was a fitness challenge to get into the best shape possible in eight weeks. The goals were to burn fat and build muscle, and I went about it by keeping to a strict diet and exercise program. You can [...]

Killing the Big 4: Slash Your Spending on Housing, Utilities, Food, and Transportation

11 Feb

cover

Well I have some exciting news to announce today! I have set up a new free ebook for my exclusive email newsletter, and this one is incredibly valuable! Entitled “Killing the Big 4”, this ebook is all about how to cut your monthly spending on four of the biggest categories for most families: housing, utilities, [...]

Financial Superpowers: The Automagic Climate Controlled Super Suit

5 Feb

super suit

One of the disadvantages of living in Idaho is the massive swings in climate this part of the country experiences throughout the year. Summers are hot, with days over 100 degrees not uncommon. Winters, on the other hand, bring freezing temperatures for several straight months. Of course, these drastic temperature changes bring about the need [...]

Rediscovering the Power of DIY

22 Jan

diy tools

We live in a world of automation and outsourcing. Our culture tells us that we need to eat precooked food, buy pre assembled products, and let others work for us. How many people these days change their own motor oil or paint their own homes? Not as many as their once were, that’s for sure. [...]

A Nice Car Won’t Get You Promoted

15 Jan

Nice Business Car

I use Pandora pretty extensively when I’m working. It plays me all the latest music for free, and all I have to do is suffer through the advertisements. Normally I hate the ads, but the other day one came on that made me laugh, and even inspired me to write an entire blog post. It [...]

My Body Hacking Experiment

10 Jan

experiment

It’s the time of year again when gym memberships spike. When Costco starts stocking fitness equipment and personal trainers are stuffing their bank accounts. This is of course because of New Year’s resolutions, as people say they will finally shed those extra pounds or get in better shape. Sadly, very few people actually see these [...]

$100 Reader Giveaway and Predictions for the New Year

1 Jan

fiscal cliff ahead

We’ve had a few rough financial years as a country lately. Total economic collapse, high unemployment, the housing bubble, and the massive national debt have all overshadowed the last half decade. But it’s a new year now, will things turn around? Is our country’s future bright? And how should we plan our individual financial decisions [...]

The Best of 2012 and What’s Coming Next

30 Dec

2012

As the year 2012 comes to an end, I wrap up the most exciting and important year of my life so far. This year I moved off on my own, made it through my first semester of college, got a podium finish at the national level of Business Professionals of America, and perhaps most importantly [...]

Your 21st Century Slave Army

11 Dec

Slave Army

Owning human slaves was thankfully outlawed in the United States nearly 150 years ago. So what I’m about to tell you may seem a little bit odd. You can have a slave worker in today’s age. In fact, you can have thousands, maybe millions of them. Before you panic and ask yourself what kind of [...]

The 4-Hour Chef: In Depth Book Review

4 Dec

You’ve likely already heard some of the buzz surrounding Tim Ferriss’s new book, The 4-Hour Chef. And while it unfortunately hasn’t hit number one on the New York Times bestseller lists yet like his last two have, after reading it I can say it definitely deserves to. This may be the first non-fiction book that [...]