happiness

Happiness Ingredients: Making Yourself a Priority

  Today I’m reminded about what our end goal should always be… happiness. My day drifted in the complete opposite direction. If I had to summarize it...

hiking

Northwest Hiking Close to the City

Hiking in the Northwest, there is so much to love about it. Today was another typical perfect day to get outside. The temperature was hovering around 50F,...

easy money

Easy Money Challenge, Flipping $1K

A week ago I cashed out several stocks that had reached their peak potential. They were nothing major, but they added up to about one thousand dollars...

workout plan

Workout Plan – Cycling 1,000 Miles

Forty eight miles down, 952 to go. This is part of my workout plan for 2017, one thousand miles commuting to work via bicycle. For those...

city bus

City Bus Commuting, Some Things Never Change

This past week conditions in Portland have hit an all time low. Roads that were once just snow gradually turned to a sheer sheet of...

relax

Relax and Make Time for Yourself, The Shower Beer

The older I become the more difficult I find it is to relax and make time for yourself. With each passing year comes more responsibility and what feels like additional...

choosing investments for 401k

Choosing Investments for 401k Compare with Co-workers

If you’ve working in an office, you know it’s a common rule to never discuss salary with your co-workers. But what about your 401k? Salary...

making money

Making Money on Craigslist

What you are doing with all the extra stuff laying around your place? That’s right look around for a moment, how many items are collecting dust...

urban bike

The less Traveled Bike Path, Commuting in the Winter

This week in the city we actually got some snow, perfect for taking the bike path less traveled! For those of you following from other...

family budget

Family Budget Planning, Start Yours Today

The official kick off of the holiday season is only one day away. Right now most people are planning dinners and thinking about the gifts they have...