Personal Value – How Much Is Your Time Worth

Every now and then when I travel, I have to decide on if I want to book a flight out of the local airport or drive to the larger airport 100 miles away.  Invariably the local airport will be more expensive.  But what is the break point for when the increased cost is “too much”?  How much personal value do … Read More

I Already Won the Lottery

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have climbed to over $1.5 billion.  The Mega Millions is currently the 2nd largest jackpot at $970 million (a paltry $320,000,000 lump sum after federal taxes.)  The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million, incredible odds that only becomes ridiculous when you consider the things that are more likely to … Read More

The Sky Is Falling (maybe) – And That’s OK (probably)

Did you notice the stock market dropped quite a bit yesterday?  Some of the news outlets were saying the Dow dropped by the 3rd highest amount in its entire history and we are heading for a market correction!

A market correction is when an index falls 10% from a recent high.

If you weren’t scared enough, now half of the … Read More

Confessions of an Imperfect Saver #3 – The Jaw-Dropping Amount We Spend at Amazon

Our Amazon Spending Is Out of Control

In the last 12 years, we have spent $24,760.67 just on Amazon, most of those purchases occur outside of our budget.

Maybe you caught my post about monthly subscriptions where I casually mentioned I had ordered 754 items off Amazon since I have been a Prime Subscriber.  For the last 140 months we … Read More