Raise Kids Without Spending a Fortune

Raising kids does not have to be a financial disaster. Why? Because kids aren’t expensive. Parents make them expensive. I’m not sure who coined that phrase. I’ve seen variations of it pop up all over the place. But one thing is absolutely certain: Raising kids costs more money than not raising kids. Simply put, there […]

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 […]