Monthly Archives: January 2015

Message to President Obama: There is No Free Lunch

Well, we just endured another nauseating, divisive, pie-in-sky, head-in-the-sand speech from Barack Obama.  Also known as the President’s State of the Union speech, Obama regaled his Democratic constituents with promises of yet new waves of big government tax and spend … Continue reading

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Thinking Early Retirement? Beware of the Four Percent Rule . . .

Recently, USA Today revisited a popular subject amongst early retirement hopefuls: the so called “four percent rule.” The basic concept is that if a retiree withdraws no more than four percent of his portfolio per year, he should have enough … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Frugal Mindset

If you really want to excel in frugal living, the first thing to work on is not so much your spending habits but your mindset.  All the rest follows. Frugal living, you see, is more than making deliberate effort to … Continue reading

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Does Hypermiling Really Improve Fuel Efficiency and is it Worth it?

Hypermiling is the latest vogue approach to maximizing fuel efficiency with extreme driving techniques and vehicle modifications.  The father of hypermiling is arguably Wayne Gerdes of Wisconsin, who boasts of such achievements as getting 59 miles pergallon in a non-hybrid … Continue reading

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