That turd-burger for $1.99 might seem like a great deal, unless it’s not what YOU want.
About 6 years ago a headhunter contacted me about a job in Erie, PA, which is about 90 minutes from where we live now. The pay would have been a substantial raise from what I was earning at the time and I reluctantly agreed to the interview. Continue reading “Get Your Money Straight and Say NO to Crappy Offers”
Am I saying one second today is not equal to one second tomorrow or in 1992?
As a scientist I ought to know better and the units of time are equal but the value of those distinct periods can be vastly different. Continue reading “Not All Time Is Created Equal”
We take in the unwanted and unloved – and sell it!
Ebay sales are terrible in summer. Mark it down. We’ve only been at this for a year but October through January seems like the time to sell your unloved junk. Continue reading “It’s eBay Season. Sell the Oddball, Unusual, and Unloved!”
Did you ever want to make a Thanksgiving turkey without the event being a travesty?
Well, you came to the Chateau Smidlap so you are on the right track. Start by going to the store and getting plenty of wine and come back and read the rest. Continue reading “Good Eats for Cheap #6 – Thanksgiving”
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”
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”
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”