It's been a long time since I ranted at y'all! I suppose it's because financial independence has resulted in a kinder, gentler and better adjusted version of myself. Who am I kidding? I still have plenty of vitriol! Brace yourselves! Observation #1: I was out shoveling snow a couple weeks ago when a neighbor stopped by. He must have felt bad for me because he said I could … [Read more...] about Rant: Maximal Comfort Equals Minimal Living
I've been happier lately, so I've laid off the ranting. This doesn't mean that I can't still get angry every once in a while... How often do you hear nonsense disguised as wisdom that makes you want to run for the exit? Maybe on Thanksgiving, your Uncle Larry has three drinks too many and starts unloading his worldly "wisdom" on the family. Been there, seen it. Or … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: 6 Phrases that will Doom Your Finances
I've largely given up on my ranting. It's a side-effect of trying to live a more positive life. However, sometimes I just can't help myself... Exposed! We were mostly anonymous until we received some press last year. After that, our cover was mostly blown. To my surprise, none of our friends or family cared much. Some of them made comments like: Oh wow, I see you're on … [Read more...] about Rant: ???
I've been trying to cut down on the ranting, but sometimes, I can't help myself. Today, I present you with the worst gift ideas that I could dredge up from the bowels of the internet. This post contains NO affiliate links! Awful Sweatersaurus I have some questions for you: Have you ever dreamed of winning the local Ugly Sweater contest? Are you OK paying $695 … [Read more...] about Rant: Horrible Gifts
Recently we were on Yahoo!. Not once, but twice. That's Mrs. 1500 and I down there: This was by far, the biggest exposure this little blog has ever had: This led to: Me freaking out: Seeing your own face on the front page of a major website looking back at you is humbling and uncomfortable. The server freaking out: Bluehost was humbled as well. The … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Burritos, Bankruptcy and Living in Boxes