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Perceived Benefits and Perceived Price

September 11, 2013
Perceived Benefits and Perceived Price

Imagine two escalators side-by-side. One of them is operational – moving freely upward. The other is not moving, and is basically an expensive flight of metal stairs. Which escalator do you think is stuffed? Yes, you’re right, my friend — the operational escalator is packed tighter than Kim Kardashian in a pair of stretch pants […]

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Me and My Interwebs Income Thingy

August 30, 2013 17 Comments
Me and My Interwebs Income Thingy

I’ve been staying up until 3 am for the past week working on some stuff that I think is really fun. This is very rare for me because I don’t associate the words “work at 3 am” with “fun.” First, I thoroughly absorbed Pat Flynn’s blog, Smart Passive Income. This dude says he’s got the […]

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The Gates They Keep

August 20, 2013
The Gates They Keep

Reprinted with permission from my alter ego: For Tyler. There’s a lot of social pressure to “do what you love” in the United States. We are riddled with success stories about people who just kept trying until they attained triumph. The invisible voice says, “if you’re miserable it’s your fault — we’ve got every opportunity […]

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Yes, I’m still alive

August 14, 2013 2 Comments
Yes, I’m still alive

Sorry to all 6 of my faithful 6birds fans! Haven’t posted in awhile not because nothing is going on, but because it’s been crazy. No excuses. Here’s some highlights: 1. I saved $28,000 worth of interest charges after spending about 8 hours in financial combat. It’s a bit complicated, so I’ll post details later, but […]

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Not suited for indoor work

July 16, 2013 9 Comments
Not suited for indoor work

Advancement in modern economic terms generally means more time behind screens, inside offices, or under some type of roofed, climate-controlled structure. I’m 41 years old and in the second year of my first full time office job. For the first time in my life, I’m paid to spend most of my time at one fixed […]

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