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”
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!”
Hey everybody? Who’s ready for a boring-ass financial post?
This one is a real snoozer. Wake The Graying Saver for the more interesting eBay part at the end. Continue reading “What About Stable Value Funds for Your Cash?”
Hey Smidlappers, when is the last time you looked at the details of your paycheck?
You never know what you are going to find by looking into what deductions big brother is snatching from your pocket from month to months. Here’s what I found. Continue reading “Why You Should Review Your Paycheck Stub”
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”
And that’s Ok
Does the world care if there’s a picture of a boxer in a Santa Claus hat? I like it. I’m really just a FI/RE fraud. Let’s review what I know and don’t know. Continue reading “One Year Blogging and I Still Don’t Know What the Hell I’m Doing”
Has anybody been paying attention to the stock market the past week?
Yesterday, October 10, 2018 the S&P 500 dropped 3% and in the past week the overall market is down about 5%. Did you jump out the cellar window? Continue reading “Market Blood Bath Reflections”
I am an uninvited guest to this party – but that didn’t stop me
It’s not where you start in life. It’s where you finish. Here’s how it all went down. Continue reading “From the Wrong Side of the Tracks to Financial Independence”
- I don’t care to belong to any club that would have me as a member – Groucho Marx
I like saving and investing and talking about it. For a bunch of time in my past work career my job sucked badly enough that I found all the different ways to get the hell out of it without ending up in the gutter. Continue reading “I’m a Proud FIRE Fringe Player”
It was the Smidlaps’ 14 Anniversary a couple of days ago, which got me thinking
Life has been much easier since we got together and the money side of things saw a tremendous secondary benefit, but is that the case with every marriage? Continue reading “Is Marriage Good for Your Finances? It Depends”