Why building your muscle is one of the best investments you can make

Why Building Your Muscles is One of the Best Investments You Can Make

Here are the top reasons why I think developing your muscles is one of the best investments that you can make.

Crazy Cheap Asian

Crazy Cheap Asian: My Solo Trip to Singapore for Cheap

If you’re too gullible, it’s easy to be misled by the movie, “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since Disney made “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993. Shot mostly in Singapore, a thriving city-state in Southeast Asia, it features jet-setting, Prada-wearing social butterflies flaunting their …

Cars that I've driven

Cars that I’ve Driven and the Lessons that I Learned from Them

Image credit: Rugged Motorbike Jeans | Kevlar Pants Biker Jeans Rider Denim I’ve been seriously contemplating buying a new to us car this year. But then I learned about the new Prius 2023 and how handsome it looks. It is tempting to splurge on a brand-new one this year. Now …

pet owner

How Pet Owners Can Prepare For Retirement

For a budding early retiree, nothing is more satisfying than being able to prepare for every aspect of your retirement, pet ownership included, which is totally optional. If you opt to do so, please clean up after your dog’s poop, and properly dispose of the waste. When most people plan …

Benefits and Perils DIY Basketball Court

The Benefits and Perils of DIYing a Basketball Court

If you happen to have a spacious backyard and want to utilize the space to maintain an active lifestyle for you and your, otherwise Xbox-obsessed kid to enjoy, one option is to build a pool. But the maintenance cost has the potential to suck your discretionary income dry. The last …

True Cost of Luxury

The True Cost of Luxury (or why the Joneses suck)

My wife and I had a small money argument the other day. I opened a newly delivered Amazon box in my name, and it turned out to be a hiking bag she bought and already owns. We’ve been spending many of our weekends and holidays in the Appalachians lately. “Didn’t …

How to lose weight and save a ton of money

How to Lose Weight and Save a Ton of Money

Would you rather be fat and wealthy with no guarantee of ever becoming fit? Or would you rather have excellent health for the rest of your life with no guarantee of having good fortune? Any smart person would pick the second right away. If you’re guaranteed good health, you’re already a …

Why you probably don't want to live in a mansion

Why You Probably Don’t Want to Live in a Mansion

I grew up thinking my family was poor. We lived in the heart of Manila but outside of gated wealthy villages in nearby cities. My parents didn’t buy me toys or new clothes. I only got to wear hand-me-downs because I have eight older siblings. I knew we were better …

The Kingmaker Review

The Kingmaker: a Damning Documentary of Imelda Marcos’ Greed and Excess

If you haven’t heard of Imelda Marcos’ legendary 3,000 pairs of shoes, it’s either you’re too young or live under a rock. Imelda Marcos was the Evita Peron of the Philippines, only greedier and more corrupt. Her conjugal dictatorship with the late president, Ferdinand Marcos, is listed in the Guinness …

How Vanderbilt Heirs Squander the World's Greatest Fortune

How the Vanderbilt Heirs Squandered the World’s Greatest Fortune

A common adage among wealth advisors is “The first generation makes it, the second maintains it, and the third blows it.” Succeeding generations are left scratching their heads in wonder where the money went. No one epitomizes this better than the Vanderbilts. Considered as the first tycoon, Cornelius “The Commodore” …