How our dietary needs change after a certain age Let’s face it, our metabolism slows down dramatically as we age. That leaves us with a couple of choices. Change what we eat and/or reduce the amount we eat. Secondly we need to increase our exercise a bit. I never did that. I always tempted the […]
How I boosted my traffic by unfollowing on twitter
Unfollowing on twitter As bloggers, we all want more traffic, right? Blogging is one of the most narcissistic things we do. It just is. That’s OK. We all want to help others, but at the end of the day, I’m doing this for the traffic and ultimately, someday, the revenue those page views will generate. […]
What song best captures your finance journey?
Bon Vivant I originally had this link at the end of the post, but if you’re not familiar with the song, you probably want to take a quick listen first. A good “live” version of the song resides here on Youtube, which is the version I’m most familiar with. Ah, the “good life”! Who doesn’t […]
Anatomy of a frugal purchase
Unexpected expenses The other day my computer hard drive decided to “give up the ghost”. Ugh… even as a seasoned IT guy, I always dread when I have computer problems. They’re just too disruptive to my “work flow”. However, this needed to be handled promptly. Sometimes I can be a bit cynical about “upgrade paths”. […]
Evaluating your collectibles as an investment
Will Mickey Mantle pay your rent? One of my favorite lines in any movie is one from the movie “A Bronx tale”. Chazz Palminteri makes a comment to a young kid, who idol worship’s Mickey Mantle in the 1950s. He tells the kid to “..ask your Father if Mickey Mantle will pay his rent?”. He […]
Accepting changes at mid-life
My days used to be so much different. I moved to NYC in 1996 for the diversity and pace. That was the dream. Wow how things have changed! It seems like another life ago now. My schedule looked something like the following: Wake up at 6am. Shower/ Shave and out the door by 7am Jammed […]
The growing value of your time
When I wrote my post a few months ago about the benefits and savings I could extract from “Moviepass”, I was overlooking an important part of this as an investment. My own time. I’ve been guilty of this before, in estimating the true cost of shared office space. But, with movies, we’ve probably always heard […]
When you need to tap that..
Want what I want, when I want it I read so much about saving money and living a frugal life but I must admit, I wonder how sustainable that lifestyle is for many. I’ve lived that life. Like… “hardcore”. Since I’m still taking a break from the work world at 52, I’m trying to figure […]
When your time truly becomes your own
It never gets old I’ve been in between jobs now for 2 years. I’m still working on some back problems, but I’m making progress at a reasonable pace. During the time I’ve been off, we’ve even been able to take 2 short Caribbean vacations during that time. Whether or not this is temporary, or just […]
How does genetics effect my weight?
How hard is it to stay in shape at mid-life? Over a year ago, I decided to take the plunge into submitting my DNA to 23 and Me to find out a little more about my ancestry and my health. I must admit, I haven’t poured over the data and only initially logged into the […]