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More beauty, less stuff

October 17, 2011


Real Simple magazine ran an article a while back (the August issue) about simplifying your beauty routine in the summer. I am a Real Simple subscriber and fan, but am certainly not their target audience. Their simplifying routine is way more complicated than my everyday, year-round routine, most likely because even when going simple, they need […]

The Case for Polygamy

October 14, 2011


In a recent republican debate, Ron Paul was asked his feelings on gay marriage and then whether polygamy would be okay too. He responded: “It’s sort of like asking the question if the states wanted to legalize slavery or something like that, that is so past reality that no state is going to do that.” […]

Why we are paying off our mortgage early

June 9, 2011


Given the current economic situation and that bright people have gotten caught in situations way over their heads, it is hard to know what financial rules of thumb are paths to wealth and what lead to stress-inducing foolishness. For example, the conventional wisdom says that you build wealth by keeping your fixed rate mortgage through […]

Living Dutch

April 12, 2011


It admittedly took some time to get the knack of laying out the enormous sums of money that comes with homeownership, agreeing on what to spend these enormous sums, and tracking who owes what to whom. This is what worked for us. My co-borrower and I own our home together which we purchased 50-50. All […]