Build your ideal work day by minimizing unplanned work

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I’m a technologist, and for most of my work life, I’ve been used to a routine that looks something like this…

And, like many technologists, once the pandemic…


An active approach to becoming debt-free by using good old rows and columns in a home-grown spreadsheet

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Getting out of debt is the most important financial thing I can do for myself and my family, but it is not easy.

I have carried debt that I wanted to eliminate for years…


But that’s just fine

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Disclaimer: I’m not a certified financial advisor/planner nor a certified financial analyst. I am not an economist, nor a CPA, nor a lawyer or an accountant. I’m not a finance professional. This article is for informational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute accounting, financial, or legal advice.

I’ve read many books and blog posts on the topic of personal finance and budgeting. Most (if not all) of the material I’ve read centers around the idea that significant others should budget together.

The majority of thinking seems to be that (for example) a husband and…


Going too fast was robbing me of life

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From an early age, I was taught the virtues of efficiency and productivity in school. Learn more, so that you can get better at what you do so that you can produce more. Be efficient, get your work done quickly so that you can do other things (including more work sometimes).

Achieve, achieve, achieve. Produce, Earn, Spend, rinse, and repeat the cycle.

Do more, and be more, and do it faster.

But, why?

In my mid 40’s, I’m starting to question the virtues of productivity and efficiency. I’ve recently paused long enough…


9 things I’ve learned that I wish I’d learned much sooner

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My wife would never admit it, but she likes clutter, at least to some extent. She also likes having open space to create, dance, and generally be able to move around in our home. It’s just that, on some very deep (and possibly even unconscious level), she likes at least some clutter in our home, and I don’t.

From the moment I met her, I knew that she was prone to collecting “stuff”. …

Jason Kendall

Just a techie dude who likes to write about money, sailing, technology, the environment, consumerism, and why we should all probably become Amish

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