President’s Day Road Trip
President’s Day Road Trip
In my previous job with State government (circa 2014-2018), I was in a position without benefits. That meant no paid holidays, vacation or sick time, and no pension contributions. So ...
Ingredients vs. Recipe
Ingredients vs. Recipe
Back in the early 1990s, a restaurant chain called Chi-Chi’s spread rapidly across the United States. On one visit to my local Chi-Chi’s, I overheard someone in the restaurant tell ...
Wrapping up 2018
Wrapping up 2018
By the time you read this, there will likely be less than 2 weeks left in the year 2018. This is the time of year that I like to slow ...
Drank the Emergency Fund
Drank the Emergency Fund
There is a widely-cited statistic that 40% of Americans cannot pay an unexpected $400 emergency. Are you one of these people without an Emergency Fund capable of footing that bill? ...
Twitter made me do it – New York City
Twitter made me do it – New York City
It was only 10 days ago, on a Friday evening after work, when I learned my internet friend Dumpster Doggy was going to be in New York City for a ...
Shame
Shame
By Josh October 31, 2018 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines shame as a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Synonyms include humiliation, regret, disgrace, odium and reproach. ...
WTF is a Middleton
WTF is a Middleton
By Josh October 23, 2018 Yesterday, an awesome new curation site went live called The Money Middletons. You may be asking yourself, “WTF is a Middleton” and you would be ...
A primer on Flood Insurance
A primer on Flood Insurance
By Josh Overmyer October 14, 2018 Four days ago, Hurricane Michael became the fourth Category 4 Hurricane to impact the United States in the past 13 months, when it struck ...
Would you believe it – FinCon edition
Would you believe it – FinCon edition
By Josh October 3, 2018Yesterday, I put a post on Twitter asking people "Which of these events actually happened at #FinCon18 ??"If you are a literal person like I am, ...
Takeaways from FinCon18
Takeaways from FinCon18
October 1, 2018 Along with half of the Twittersphere, I just returned home from Orlando where I attended FinCon 2018. FinCon is an annual conference for money nerds of all ...