How Do You Handle Upside?

Not long ago, I read a post on my buddy sam’s blog about his expriences in the start up scene in the bay area. Specifically, Sam was talking about his role in personal capital (which is pretty cool) and his compensation package. To make a good (and long-ish) story short, they offered Sam 3 options […]

May 2014 Monthly Review

Hi everyone. Another month has gone by, and it has been a busy one.We were finally able to take our kiddo home from the hospital, after almost 3 months of her staying there. We are both really enjoying having her home, and my wife is having fun being at home as well. I have also […]

Where Do You Keep Your Emergency Fund?

Lately, it seems like things are really falling into place for our finances. All the hard work that H and I have done over the last 12 months have paid off. We’ve killed our cable bill, dropped our phone bill by 66% (and possibly savings more to come), Cut our Internet costs by 50% per […]

April 2014 Monthly Review

I know that some people find these monthly review selfish or uninteresting, but I think they are beneficial for 2 reasons. The first is that doing this helps me keep track of my progress, publicly. This helps keep me on track and accountable, and makes for transparency with me. One of the reasons that I […]

Homemade Natural Baby Wipes


When we first found out my wife was pregnant, we started looking into ways to lower the cost of raising children, because according to some the cost of raising children from birth to age 18 is above a quarter million dollars. I could not believe that then (and still don’t), but we both started looking […]

Lending Club 2 Year Update


It has been almost 2 years since I joined lending club as an investor, and I wanted to go over it with all of you readers. Things started out well for me, and then turned sour after about 18 months, and I stopped updating on what I’d been doing with it at that point. Well, […]