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
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 blog went down in … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Burritos, Bankruptcy and Living in Boxes
Hello Consumers! Good news; Black Friday is almost here! For those who don't live in America, here is what happens on this glorious day of shopping and mindless consumerism: Wake up at 2am and drive to the local big-box store. Stand in line shivering in the cold for hours, waiting for the store to open. Once the lights come on, run in like your life depends on it. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate 1500 Days Holiday Shopping Guide!
First of all, I do not hate my wife. By some miracle, I found a spouse who is supportive, shares my goals and puts up with my nuttiness. This is a gift. Recently though, a friend forwarded me an article that discussed what to do if you actually do indeed, hate your wife. Hint: It has everything to do with NOT retiring early. Last week, an article titled "The dark side of … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Advice for when you Hate your Wife
I'm incredibly happy with my life and it's all because our family has found the right balance. We take nice vacations, eat good food and fool around with expensive gadgets like electric bicycles. However we also live in a modest home, drive old cars and cook for ourselves. We don't subscribe to silly fashion or cable TV. In most cases, I don't think it's my place to tell … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: The Multi-Million Dollar Masturbatory Cake