Atomic Total, New PR!

Yesterday at my box we did Atomic Total for our WOD. This workout consists of 2 minutes of max effort in each of six movements, with 4 minutes of rest between each movement. Four minutes sounds like a more than enough time for rest but believe me it goes fast! The six movements are: Push…

Damn Hindsight

Damn Hindsight… Or, a glass half full way to look at things, I’m smarter and better equipped for the future. It all started with my mom dropping her fancy DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel Xti, effectively breaking the camera. You can find it online brand new for around $6 or $700, down from the $1000…

The New Score that Outweighs your Credit Score

FICO scores, or credit scores, are a measure of your ability to pay back debt, or give the banks your money in the form of interest. You build these by going into debt, and then making your debt payments regularly and on time. Late payments and bankruptcy will negatively affect your FICO score. Yes, having…

How to Improve Your Net Worth

In short,¬†Track It.¬† Someone much smarter than me once said, “What gets measured gets improved.” This idea is one of the foundations of MBO, or management by objectives. MBO is taught in MBA programs world wide, and applied everywhere from Google, to Microsoft, and is even entering the nonprofit world at the Bill & Melinda…

Your Money or Your Life

This book, first published in 1992 and written by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez has introduced to me an interesting way analyzing how you spend your money. The authors equate your money as your life energy, because in effect, when you go to your job and do what you do, you spending your time in…

October 2013 Debt Update

This month I’ve made progress on my path lined out here. I’ve continued to make the minimum payments on my student loans and rental house mortgage while saving for my upcoming the wedding. Slow and steady following the course has brought me much closer to my goal. My student loans are broken up into several…

Going to the Dentist…

I received a reminder in the mail for an upcoming dentist appointment. I, like most people, dread going to the dentist. Thankfully I have been given strong teeth genes, allowing me to have never experienced the joy of a cavity… Knock on wood. For me going to the dentist happens every 6 months for the…