Has Anybody Seen My Fitness? It Must Be Around Here Somewhere

Calling all citizens!  This is an All Points Bulletin alert for my missing fitness!

That’s fake news in reality.  I know where to find my old friend fitness but like most worthwhile endeavors it will take a little work and consistency to re-own it. Continue reading “Has Anybody Seen My Fitness? It Must Be Around Here Somewhere”

Is There a Better Index than the S&P 500? Food for Though Edition

Do you have a large chunk of your investment dollars in a low cost index fund?

How did you decide on what Vanguard or Fidelity fund was best for your dollars?  There’s a good chance you own some equivalent of the Vanguard VTSAX, which track the Standard and Poors 500 Index of most of the largest companies public companies in the USA. Continue reading “Is There a Better Index than the S&P 500? Food for Though Edition”

Fun Death Facts on the Day of The Dead

Dia de los Muertos kicks the hell out of Halloween, but that’s just my opinion, Man.

What happens when you end up dead?  The last time I checked none of us are likely exempt for an eventual visit from the Grim Reaper.  This isn’t about what happens to you putrid soul or body…it’s about where your money and possessions end up. Continue reading “Fun Death Facts on the Day of The Dead”

Freddy’s Wine School for Rubes (Beginners) – Part I

Hey Rube, care for a glass of wine with dinner but have no clue?

Welcome to the Chateau Smidlap school or oenology.  We are here to help you and serve you in your wine enjoyment endeavors or at least make sure you don’t embarrass yo’self with clients or customers or potential mates. Continue reading “Freddy’s Wine School for Rubes (Beginners) – Part I”

Review Your Employer Annually for a Better Life!

I’m fired up today and have to let off some steam, darn it!

A few weeks ago I was reading Are performance reviews useless? by A Purple Life and it got me thinking about a few quirks in the question.  As constituted I concluded most work performance reviews are a waste of time but how many of you conduct a review of your employer regularly?   Continue reading “Review Your Employer Annually for a Better Life!”

Free Sausage Party with Ally Cash Back

C’mon in!  Plenty of room for a few more links on the grill!

This is really going to be about the Ally cash back card we just started using in the Chateau Smidlap.  It should have said “Free Groceries” but I couldn’t resist saying Sausage Party.  The Beavis and Butthead gene rules me. Continue reading “Free Sausage Party with Ally Cash Back”