2020 Las Vegas Small Business Saturday Recommendations

Hope you all enjoyed your black Friday shopping today. I’m going to keep this post short. On Small Business Saturday tomorrow, please keep these businesses in mind if you’re in the Las Vegas area… (or shop online if you’re not) Copper Cat Bookstore Amber Unicorn Bookstore (going out of business) Shall We Play A Game? […]

Storytime: Strip Clubs

Let’s go back to the days before COVID. Let’s go back to the days before I met my wife.  Let me go ahead and shout it out to the world: I don’t see the point of strip clubs! In the words of my dad, “You go in on payday and you come out broke a […]

Now I Know Why Dave Ramsey Carries a Gun

I will cite a lot of Dave Ramsey’s tenets in this article. If you’re in a tight spot with your finances and don’t know where to start, his books will give you direction. His YouTube page is also a good, free resource. Financial radio host Dave Ramsey has made it no secret that he owns […]

COVIDIOTS: Stimulus Check Shamers

A while ago on a social media site, an author and a freelance editor got into a spat because the author decided to purchase a firearm with her stimulus money. They got into a debate over the issue which grew pretty nasty and I’ll refrain from revealing both of their identities for this reason.  So […]

COVIDIOTS: “Why Go Back to Work When I’m Getting $1,000 a Week in Unemployment?”

There are a lot of folks out of work right now. Thankfully, the enhanced $600/week unemployment on top of your usual amount of $200-$400ish a week is doing a darn good job of making a lot of folks whole, and then some. Many people are effectively getting a raise out of the $600/week enhancement.  Because […]

“Hey Hun!” Illegal Tender Series

A while back, I blogged about the evils of MLM “business opportunities” (scams) and why they’re so toxic. Ethan Vanderbuilt recently linked to a Yahoo Finance podcast called Illegal Tender which is now doing an MLM series and interviewing women who have been taken by these scams. It’s worth checking out. 

On the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Market Volatility

Yesterday, I gave my hot take on Twitter about the Dow Jones dropping over 1,000 points. So now I’m going to elaborate more. To everyone crying about the #DOW dropping: You knew for the last two weeks it might tank due to #Covid_19 fears and didn’t think to do some sell-offs while at its record […]

The “I Could Die Tomorrow” Fallacy

Preface: Today’s blog is aimed at folks who have the ability to save money and choose not to. Those who are unable to save due to lack of income or some other sort of hardship can ignore this blog. Since Kobe Bryant’s death is still pretty close in the rear-view mirror, I think I’ll be […]

How I Misunderstood Patreon

Back in the early 2000s, I saw all sorts of content creators setting up “PayPal Tip Jars” on their web pages. I thought it was really cringy at the time, but I get it now, people want to get paid for their content, even if its people simply tipping them out of the goodness of […]