A Watched Port Never Grows

"A watched pot never boils."Almost Everybody's Grandma Hot Water Despite the fact that I attribute the above quote to "almost everybody's grandma," I was actually introduced to it in my high school chemistry class. It refers to the fact that, while you're cooking, a pot water seems to never come to a boil when you're … Continue reading A Watched Port Never Grows

Money and Photography: Stacking Your Goals

As I continued to learn about photography, I came across an interesting technique called "image stacking." Image stacking is when a photographer takes several photos of the same scene or subject. The photographer mounts his camera on a tripod to make sure that each photo is taken from the exact same spot. Once the images … Continue reading Money and Photography: Stacking Your Goals

Following a Financial Fitness Plan

Growing up, I was always a pretty skinny kid. Now that I'm in my mid-40s, I wish I still had a problem where I had to try really hard to gain weight. But, when I was in high school and college, it sucked quite royally. Round about the time I turned 18, I can remember … Continue reading Following a Financial Fitness Plan

How Did This Happen…TO ME?

It wasn't supposed to be like this; not for me, at least. I was the kid whose attention was grabbed by the financial splash screen on the nightly news that highlighted the day's close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and prices for things like gold and oil. When I would spend … Continue reading How Did This Happen…TO ME?

A Tough Cell

In my last post, I alluded to the state of my finances in the first decade of the 21st century. How bad had my finances gotten? Well, at their worst, I can remember something along the lines of this somewhere in the neighborhood of 2005: About $20,000 in student loans (already consolidated at "record lows" … Continue reading A Tough Cell