Death by a hundred subscriptions

Dog stuff. Snacks. Makeup. Gaming gear. Apartments. Cars. Everything has become a subscription box. It seems like the trend may have passed but companies like Dollar Shave Club are getting acquired by huge brands who either see subscriptions as an opportunity or threat to their business. Subscriptions can be useful for things we need every…

How I track my finances

I’m really into personal finance. The personal finance subreddit is where I frequent most, just scrolling through to read people’s finance questions and see their budgets. I’ve always thought about money. My parents had to force me to spend birthday money because otherwise I’d save it in a lockbox under my bed. They never told…

It could be worse

When something bad or annoying happens I’ve been trying to look at it another way. Rather than getting upset that the vet visit was $300, I say to myself “$300 is a lot better than what it would cost if she needed surgery”. Then the $300 sounds like a small sum compared to what it…

What I hope to accomplish by 2030

My desires may change, but so far I have a few goals to hit by 2030: Have a house and land I’ve always wanted my own land. The tricky part is picking where and when to pull the trigger. Right now we’re leaning towards the Pacific Northwest, but we’ve also never been up there, so…