Why I Quit Meal Planning..And What I Do Instead

Frugal living rule #1 – meal plan for the entire week. The same rote advice that goes along with brown-bagging your lunch and quitting your latte habit. Those are GREAT tips. They save a lot of money. But recently, meal planning started to get me down. Sticking to a plan and having to buy the … Read more

How an Old Man in a Box Factory Changed My Life

When I was 17 years old, I spent the summer before my final year of high school working in a cardboard box factory. The work was physically strenuous, receiving flattened cartons strapped in bundles of 5 or 10 which flew off the rollers at approximately 2-second intervals. In that time I was to stack them on … Read more