Refinance Your Student Loans to Save Hundreds Per Month

Refinance Your Student Loans to Save Hundreds Per Month

My wife had a graduate school student loan with an interest rate of over 6%. Although this was a government student loan with forgiving repayment terms in case of unemployment, the whopping interest rate meant we had painful monthly payments! After we got married, we...
Liven Up a Dull Wall with Lewis Hyman Floating Wall Shelves

Liven Up a Dull Wall with Lewis Hyman Floating Wall Shelves

These narrow floating wall shelves are perfect for decorating a blank wall without spending a lot of money My wife and I had a huge blank wall above our couch that needed decorating. Our first instinct was to put some paintings in that space, but after hours of...
Our John Lennon and Yoko Ono Halloween Costume

Our John Lennon and Yoko Ono Halloween Costume

For Halloween 2018, my wife and I went as John Lennon and Yoko Ono to our local Halloween swing dance party. Here’s how we put together the costumes. The Idea Years ago, I was in New Orleans for Halloween, and I saw a couple dressed as John and Yoko, wearing all...

What It’s Like to Get a Colonoscopy and Why You Shouldn’t Fear It

Getting a colonoscopy may seem like a pretty big deal. You have to fast for a day or so, then clear your bowels the by drinking something that induces diarrhea. Most folks get general anesthesia for the procedure, and the the hospital experience resembles that of...
Saddle-Seat Barstools Provide Modern Style in Tight Spaces

Saddle-Seat Barstools Provide Modern Style in Tight Spaces

We were looking for modern, compact yet comfortable bar stools that would go with my bar. We have limited space, so back-less saddle style was the way to go. Plus, this style is actually pretty popular right now. We found the perfect ones at Wayfair.com, the Mahaffey...
How We Planned a Formal Wedding in Less Than Three Months

How We Planned a Formal Wedding in Less Than Three Months

I got engaged on New Year’s Eve. We wanted to get married as soon as possible with a formal wedding, and we were able to do so in less than three months on March 18th of that year! When we told folks we were planning to get married so soon, many were shocked....
Does the Apple Watch Series 3 Work with Strava?

Does the Apple Watch Series 3 Work with Strava?

Like many runners, I used the Strava iPhone app to track my runs. But, I was tired of having to carry my iPhone with me; I had it in an arm band and it was difficult to remove, making checking my pace almost impossible without stopping. So, when the iPhone Series 3...
Ten Reasons To De-Clutter Today

Ten Reasons To De-Clutter Today

When I moved to the East Coast, I only took a fraction of my stuff with me.  I left a lot of it back in L.A: most of my music equipment, lots of books, some clothes, furniture, and so forth. The interesting thing is the entire time I was away, I didn’t miss any...
Maybe It’s Time to Stop Exchanging Gifts During Holidays

Maybe It’s Time to Stop Exchanging Gifts During Holidays

Not having to exchange gifts might be the best gift you can give your family and friends. One Christmas some years ago, my family came to an agreement that made all of us breathe a huge sigh of relief: we agreed to stop exchanging presents. The truth is, we were...
Awesome Things to Do in Las Vegas That Aren’t on the Strip

Awesome Things to Do in Las Vegas That Aren’t on the Strip

Las Vegas is famous for gambling and the Strip, but there are many other cool things to do there that are often overlooked in the afterglow of the casinos. If you aren’t into gambling, or you ran out of money, or you’re just plain tired of the madness of the...

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