Embracing Minimalism

This past week, my wife and I were busy with packing, moving and unpacking. As most who have moved know…moving can be a PAIN. I haven’t really had to move much in my life. Going off to college doesn’t count. And moving out of my parent’s house doesn’t really count for me either as I still have random stuff in their basement. Also, it wasn’t like we had a lease and I had to move EVERYTHING in a short amount of time. So back to the packing part. We only had a one-bedroom so in my mind, it shouldn’t haveContinue Reading »

Versatile Blogger Award

I am very honored Connie from Savvy with Saving nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Although she admitted that she has “no idea what this really is or how it got started”…it is still an honor and privilege that another blogger thought to include me. So thanks Connie! There is apparently only one rule in this award of unknown origin, and it is that I have to share 7 random facts about myself, so here goes: 1) I have no athletic ability to speak of and really am not great at playing basketball, though I loved playing and watchingContinue Reading »

Are You a Sports Fanatic?

Are you ready for some football? This is the opening weekend of the NFL season, and I’ve watched a grand total of 0 games. I did watch some highlights and a part of the Sunday night game, but that was it. Granted, I’m a Giants fan and they don’t play until tonight, but I’m not sure I’ll catch that in its entirety either. This type of behavior would be unheard of for me back in my sports fanatic days. As I have mentioned in the past, I’ve never had cable television and didn’t have it growing up. I loved watchingContinue Reading »

Would You Live in a Multigenerational Household?

Multigenerational households with kids, parents and grandparents all in one home is not something common here in the U.S., though the numbers are increasing. One of the main reasons for this upwards trend is due to the lingering effects of the 2008 recession. It started to be the norm for recent college grads saddled with student loan debt to go back home to live with mom and dad. Financial reasons are generally the main reason for this type of living arrangement, although for many cultures, this is the norm. Will more and more people start living in multigenerational households inContinue Reading »

Should I Renew My AAA Membership?

A few days ago, I received a letter in the mail from AAA asking me if I want to renew my membership. I only spend $40 a year on it, but I’m not sure if its really worth it to keep it. In the 7 years that I’ve been a member, I’ve only had to call them twice. Here’s a recap of those instances: It was a week before my wedding, and I was driving home from work, intending to stop by a vendor to make a payment. I had just merged on to the highway when my engine justContinue Reading »