I remember one Halloween when I was 7 or 8, walking around the mall. My parents always took me to the stupid mall because they thought I’d get kidnapped walking around a street. Only a handful of stores had anything good. So I come up on this vitamin store and say “Trick or treat.” The […]Read more "Vitamin Pills are NOT Treats and Other Times I Called Bullshit on Halloween"
Wondering how to succeed as a Millennial? First of all, welcome to Millennialhood, you lazy, unmotivated slug. Don’t take offense, I’m also a lazy, unmotivated Millennial. At least, that’s what I hear twenty times a day, from Baby Boomers or Gen Xers. Anyway, I’m going to look up from my phone screen just long enough […]Read more "Lazy Millennial Gives Advice on How to Make Ends Meet"
Author’s note: Recently singer Kid Rock announced he was running for Congress, and actor/wrestler The Rock said he was going to run for president in 2020. With so many celebrities jumping into politics, I started wondering what an all-celebrity, no-politician election cycle would look like in the not-so-distant future. The Rock, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, […]Read more "How an All-Celebrity Election Season Transforms The Oscars"
I’m going to start by telling you my earliest memory of seeing a politician lie. I don’t remember how old I was, but I was pretty little, maybe three or four. I didn’t know who the president was or what that title meant or what taxes were or why I should care about any of […]Read more "This is Why the First Amendment is More Important Now Than Ever"
#1: I know you have enough of it to meet your needs, at least most of the time. Maybe you’re not rich, but you don’t spend a significant portion of every day trying to figure out how you can scrimp enough pennies—literally, pennies dug from the couch cushions and the seat of your car sometimes—together […]Read more "Things I Already Know About You When You Say, “I Don’t Care About Money”"
I’ll be honest, I’m a tightwad. Mostly this is a necessity due to my always being broke. It may also be partly genetic. When I was a kid, I remember my dad getting into a fight with the owner of the laundromat over a quarter. Yes, a quarter. The laundromat guy came out and told […]Read more "How Much of a Cheapskate Are You?"
As a follow-up to last week’s post about the ads I keep hearing for some real estate investing scam, I thought I’d bring you another can’t-miss-if-you-like-burning-money opportunity: The frozen yogurt robot franchise. If you still have any money after investing in “the PERFECT market for my real estate investing plan!” (and every market is the […]Read more "Sarcasm & Scams, Part 2: The Robot Serves Frozen Yogurt and Money, Come and Get It!"