Volunteering Leads To Health and Happiness

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
~Winston Churchill

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How I Save The Planet and Thousands of Dollars, One Load Of Laundry At A Time

What I’m about to put forward is probably going to get some eye rolls from more than a few readers. For those courageous souls that stick with me and read through I promise to give you a legit reason why you can do laundry less often and for less money. Besides there is nothing quite…

My Phone Bill is $180 per Year

You might not even think this is an option or perhaps I have made some sort of typo, but in-fact my phone bill, before taxes for the next 12 months, is $180 (~$194 after taxes and fees).

Happiness and Wealth, Byproducts of a Good Education

To date, I have mostly focused on reducing costs as a byproduct of other activities that make a person happy. In this post I am going to turn things upside down and focus on how you can make more money as a byproduct of getting an education.

Men Clean Floors Too

That’s right, men clean floors too, gender stereotypes be damned. But since I am cleaning floors, I am going to clean floors the Phillnance way

Gratitude and Happiness

With Thanksgiving have just past and Christmas quickly approaching, my mind has been fixated on gratitude.

Finding Purpose

At the cross roads of Love, Necessity, Skill, and Reward we find Ikigai. Roughly translated, Ikigai means Life’s Worth

My Surprisingly Simple Superpower

Now that I am an adult I have a real superpower. I can travel happily to and from work with an efficiency that is orders of magnitude more efficient than what the average American does.

Optimizing Your House By Instilling Good Habits

I imagine a lot of people will wonder how on earth a person, much less two people with a cat and a dog, can go an entire week without producing more than a few tiny bags of garbage.

Breaking The Chains That Bind

Most people can relate to what it feels like to be on auto pilot. We have our normal routines that we use to navigate through life.