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…

Money, morals and compromise

I’ve been thinking a lot about unscrupulous people, morality and principles, and jobs. I like to think I wouldn’t compromise my principles for a job, but when you’re in a situation where you are desperate for money, you’re left to decide if you want to pay rent or stick to your values 100%. After reading…

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…

Want less, feel better

In short: the less you want, the less money you spend and the less time you need to work. If you don’t desire a huge house, a nice car, even small things like buying a soap dish or a new welcome mat, you’ll spend less. When you spend less, you have more money. When you…