Welcome to the "Planning & Decision Making" Category

How to Choose a Cell Phone Plan

My wife and I have been hanging on to our $6/mo* cellphone plans for many, many years. Until this week. We recently received notice that our cell phone provider was forcing us into a $10/mo plan, but one that didn’t align with our usage at all. *Ok, I lied. It’s actually only $5.75/mo, but plus […]

What’s Your Plan, Anyway?

Last week I wrote a bit about figuring out what’s important to you and what you really want. Well, let’s put some meat on those bones as we kick off 2018. Today I’m asking you the question: What’s your plan to get there? I have had the wonderful opportunity to mentor and guide several young […]

What Do You Really Want?

You can’t have it all. There. Some nice encouraging words for the last Thursday morning of the year. I want to do a great job at work; be able to take time off whenever I wish; have time, energy and money to do fun family activities, volunteer, own investment real estate and renovate my house. […]

Decision-Making Part Deux: Three Real-Life Examples

Since last week, everybody is making great decisions now, right? Ok, I can stop dreaming. The two of you who actually read last week’s post were probably thinking “Ok Engineer-boy, how about some real examples so I can actually follow along and put those ideas into practice?” (That or you bailed ‘cause it was TL;DR…) […]

You Did What? Here’s a Better Way to Make Great Decisions

Some people make absolutely terrible decisions. I’m not talking about 90’s hairdos or spitting into the wind.  I’m talking about significant or cumulatively significant decisions that have lasting impacts on your finances, health, relationships, environment, long-term enjoyment of life, and so on. We’ve all had our share of bad decision-making experiences or habits.  Do any […]