How to Deal With Friends and Family on Social Media

88% of Americans indicated that they believed that completely fake news has contributed to either some or a great deal of confusion about basic facts or current events.

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What is Better, Reducing Expenses or Increasing Income?

Recently during one of our local Choose FI meetups in Philadelphia someone posed the question, “What is more important, increasing income or reducing expenses?” The answer seemed simple enough, you would work to increase your income and reduce your expenses. Right?

Take Control of Your Life With Three Simple Habits

It is not surprising people feel like they are not in control of their lives. With the long hours we work, the short vacations we get (if any at all), and the non-stop barrage of marketing and social media it is a wonder we have any energy or attention left over to get even the simplest tasks done.

Celebrating Leads to Happiness

As it turns out, celebrating victories or achievements is one of the things that allows us to trigger several of the happiness factors simultaneously.

Volunteering Leads To Health and Happiness

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

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.