Every year the dreaded day comes around where a man is supposed to show his significant other just how much he cares and spend gobs of money. This has always seemed like an extraordinarily strange tradition to me since it would seem logical to show your significant other just how much you love them EVERY single day of the year and not just on Valentine's Day. However, this is the realm we are currently in, so embrace it! This doesn't mean that … [Read more...] about How to Keep the Romance and Your Budget Alive on Valentine’s Day
As you should all know by now, things have been pretty darn tight financially for me for years. In the past couple of years that has eased up a bit, thankfully, but I am still very thrifty. This stretches my budget and allows me to do the things that I want to do with my kids. As somebody who is also pretty altruistic at nature, this can stress me out at the holidays. This inherent nature translates to the holidays because whenever people give me … [Read more...] about Here is One Great Way to Help You Save on Holiday Gift Giving
In the three years we’ve owned our house my wife and I have had some good success growing tomatoes, peppers, basil, and chives in small planter pots. But I’ve always felt using the pots limited what we can grow, so for next year I’m thinking about building a raised garden bed which will give us much more room to plant a wider variety of vegetables. We have plenty of room for a garden on the side of our house and that side gets plenty of sun … [Read more...] about Building a Backyard Garden? Don’t Forget About These Expenses
It's been some time since I put up a DIY post and that's for good reason. I've been working hard on expanding my WordPress management and support business. It's been showing great signs of expansion, so I'm happy with the results. Anyway, as someone who loves to DIY and loves business, I find it hard to work between the two. Sometimes I want to get my hands dirty and other times I want to focus on my business. Just have to make … [Read more...] about My DIY Wood Dining Table From An 80-Year Old Barn
In this modern age people are embracing more and more aspects of sustainability. The concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle is finding its way into many aspects of our lives. These practices not only help to contribute to the reduction of waste but they can also save money. I'm sharing this concept with you because I completed a project where I built a new dining room table with wood from an 80-year old barn. It turned out awesome! I will be … [Read more...] about Reclaimed: How Old Wood Can Make Your Home Look New Again
Ever since I got into college, I have been sitting. I sat in class, sat at work as a debt collector, and sat when I got home. Nothing changed when I graduated. I sat at work, sat going to and from work, sat at home, so forth and so on. It got much worse when I ran my e-commerce company out of my home office. Not only did I sit at work, but I also sat a long time at home. I would drive to work (sitting), sit while working, sit while driving home, … [Read more...] about I Got Off My Butt and Made a Change!