Joined 10 years ago from Chicago, IL Last activity 3 weeks ago
Born and raised in Las Vegas, moved to Seattle in 2004 and now living in Chicago as of end of 2014.
Former performer as an improviser, storyteller and solo performance artist. Countless articles written and lost to the annals of time.
Heavy travel, many experiences. Likes friends, restaurants, coffee, sports (baseball, soccer and football, among others... also a former casual sportswriter), writing, long walks and reading. Not a bad poker player.
4 weeks ago
If you're planning on buying a car, the last thing you want to do is finance directly through an auto dealership. Never mind the notion that car salespeople aren't the most honest people to do business with. You're putting all the leverage in their hands.
10 days ago
Credit card consolidation seems like a lot of hassle just to put your credit card debt in one place instead of paying the same debt over several accounts. But consolidating your debt provides several advantages and benefits.
2 weeks ago
Long ago I fell into a tight spot with my finances and had to live on a very tight budget. Getting through that experience taught me some ways to help keep your budget low, which I will now share with you.
6 weeks ago
The White Sox are Chicago's forgotten, struggling baseball team. I've lived here long enough to have a few semi-educated thoughts on the South Side's Sad Sox.
6 weeks ago
After a terrific career, Seattle Mariners star Felix Hernandez looks like he washed up. I've got 10 key thoughts on his awful situation, mainly that this has been coming for a while... and he may not be done.
8 weeks ago
While Major League Baseball would never make such radical changes, I have a proposal for a renegade baseball league played under different rules. I outline the differences in rules from MLB, along with why the listed rules would be worth implementing.
3 months ago
A lot of runners can get away with running right out the door for training runs with a minimum of prep and gear. But, especially on long runs, it may not be enough. Let's take a look at what to do to reduce problems and maximize the benefits of long runs.
3 months ago
The key to balancing work and life is to treat your time as a priority, while expecting others to do the same. This article discusses basic approaches to carving out time for yourself, and setting boundaries with your supervisors and colleagues.
10 days ago
Assuming debt for a college education shouldn't be a straight yes or no decision. The value of the debt ought to depend on the career prospects your degree will offer you, and on the cost of earning the degree.
3 months ago
Maybe your fantasy draft is over and your team is trash. Maybe a few weeks into the season your team is in last place and your roster is in shambles. This perpetual fantasy baseball playoff participant has some proven advice for how to upgrade your broken roster and get back into contention.
6 months ago
As a pedestrian commuter in Seattle, I've had the pleasure of commuting every day in wintry conditions, whether I wanted to or not. Here are some of my tips for how to navigate safely.
5 years ago
I have had stretches of several weeks without an income or unemployment benefits in-between assignments. I have lived on as little as $23K a year. I did it through living by six basic rules....
8 years ago
What is somniphobia? Somniphobia is a fear of going to sleep. Symptoms include anxiety around bedtime, with panic attacks before and during attempts to sleep. Obvious complications include the ill effects of sleep deprivation: diminished...
7 years ago
I put myself through my last 3 years of college during the evenings while working full time during the day. Here is a basic primer on how to balance work and school:
23 months ago
Living in the Midwestern U.S. has its appeal and its drawbacks, depending on your perspective.
2 years ago
Leaving the air conditioning on in the summer and the heat on in the winter can be expensive and waste energy. Here is how to avoid that and to cut your electric bill.
4 months ago
Many Americans believe they need a car to survive. In major American cities, not only is this untrue, but not owning a car may be better for you. It can save you money and improve your life.
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