“Every Day This Man Takes A Vacation”

After two posts this month assessing the tremendous cost of cars, their depreciating value, and ongoing repairs, I thought I would give partial time to acknowledging the incredible fun of cars.  After all, while the financials are negative, they do provide many, many intangible benefits that help make life a joy.   Similar to cabin/cottage…

Have A Great Day, MegaCorp!

It’s now been a full year-and-a-half since I left MegaCorp and early retired.  I drive by the corporate campus on the freeway almost daily and always give a quick wave or salute to my former colleagues that are still in the main buildings we used to work together in. Before I announced I was leaving…

A Tale Of Two Homes

Some homes are well-cared for and maintained, while others are seemingly left to rot.  Depending on the owner, it is either the best of times or worst of times for the condition of the house.  My brother closed on a house last Friday that is a bona-fide fixer-upper.  It is a home that was left…