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Bike Safety and the Suicidal Squirrel

It’s usually the cyclist who loses when car and bike meet in an unplanned way. That is the number one reason why people don’t commute or run errands by bike more often, according to my very non-scientific survey of casual conversations over the last year. (The other reasons are time, weather, and sweatiness @ destination, […]

Why I Started Biking to Work

I have failed. Specifically, I failed at my goal of biking to work year-round and selling my car this spring. But you know what? I did bike to work for several months, saved some cash, got a bunch of free exercise, and reduced my carbon emissions. So yes, I failed to reach the moon, but […]

When Did You Last Give Someone a Chance?

In today’s hyper-competitive, dog-eat-dog world, there is often a thought that you must only have the best people on your team, and if you can’t, then you must do it yourself. Don’t give someone a chance. Well, I have news for you: On average, people are, well, average. On average, people are average In any […]

I am a Hypocrite. Are You?

Everybody loves a hypocrite. Everybody also loves sarcasm. But perhaps more perceptively, everybody is a hypocrite, at least once in a while. Sometimes more often than not. And so, this week I admit that I, too, am a hypocrite. And it bothers me. So let’s journey together to break down why, as well as what […]

There’s Something to Be Said About Dividends

Some of you probably care immensely about dividends. Some of you probably don’t even know what dividends are (except for free money in Monopoly). And some of you are probably like me: you know the basics and the concepts, but could stand to learn a bunch more to really take advantage of them. Well, a […]

New Downloads Available (Apr 26, 2018)

Check out the latest content added to the Downloads page! Excel Spreadsheet with pre-populated dividend fund distributions: Dividend Fund Distributions.xlsx Be sure to join the mailing list for free access.