Traditional Cigarettes vs. Vaping: Which is More Costly?

E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Proponents of vaping devices cite several benefits: they don’t put off dangerous secondhand smoke, don’t contain the thousands of toxic chemicals that their traditional predecessors do, and depending on the device selected, are reusable. Vape pens and e cigarettes provide the sensation of smoking […]

5 Reasons You Should Take up Cycling

Cycling, like every other fitness discipline, runs up against the same complaints. You don’t have the time, you don’t have the energy, or you just don’t like cardio. At the end of the day, these are just excuses – and once you’re enjoying the benefits of cycling, you’ll find it hard to believe you ever […]

Financial Implications of Being Sick

It’s just that time of year I guess. Between colds, stomach bugs, being miserable with allergies, and strep throat, lots of illnesses have been making their rounds through my group of friends, my family, and my co-workers at both of my jobs. In fact, I had to take a sick day myself back in January. […]

Making Sense of the ACA Act

Health care has been a hot topic around the web and in the news lately thanks to all the health care changes from the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). While I’ve been lucky in that my health insurance hasn’t changed (other than some increase in my premium), lots of people’s insurance plans have changed drastically. […]

Sick Day

Hey all! Just a quick update to let you all know that while I’m still alive, I’m not feeling very well. I’ve finally fallen victim to the dreaded stomach flu. One good thing about being home sick, I wasn’t tempted to eat out or spend any money today. Gotta look at the bright side people! […]

Why I’m Still Paying for my Gym

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about 4 things I wouldn’t do to save money. You can add another one to the list today. I’m not willing to give up my gym membership to save money and help myself get out of debt faster. I love working out at my gym and though […]

Financial Implications of Workaholism

As evidenced by my non-existent work-life balance and as we’ve previously discussed, I’m a total workaholic. (And that post about my Typical Day was written before I started freelancing online!) According to good ‘ol Wikipedia: “A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; […]

Daylight “Savings” Time

As we all know by now, Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended this past weekend and we all rejoiced because of the “extra hour” of sleep we got Saturday night/going into Sunday morning. But, what you may not realize is that DST was truly started as a cost savings measure. DST was first proposed by Ben Franklin […]

Did I lose weight or money?

I would do a drum roll here, but I already told you guys on Saturday (and on Twitter) that I won my DietBet! I know, I’m awesome. I lost 8.2 pounds and made $13.03 on my $30 investment! So I lost weight and gained money. Woot. Was it difficult? No. Not even a little bit […]

Losing Money or Losing Weight

You know how I’ve NEVER hit a single weight/health related goal on here? Like ever? Well, I’ve decided to bet on it. I BET I can lose 4% of my weight in 4 weeks. I even put $30 on it. As a rule, I don’t gamble. I have a highly addictive personality and it’s just […]