Is there more to life than minimizing expenses and maximizing income? If you dig deep enough, you’ll find a small corner of the personal finance blogosphere where the focus on wealth and self-sufficiency and comfort sometimes gives way to bigger issues. If you follow Personal Finance King, you know that I’ve tried to tackle some of […]
Archives for March 2017
What Obligation Do We Have to Companies?
When I wrote a recent post about trialing different meal delivery companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh with no realistic expectation to continue the service after the initial promotion, it made me wonder: What obligation do we have to companies? I know what obligation I have to God (Mark 12:30) and to government (Luke […]
Why My Friend Sebastian Gets a $10,000 Tax Refund and I Don’t
The other night I got together with Sebastian. You might remember Sebastian from a previous post. Being this time of year, talk quickly turned to taxes. “Man, I’m sad, we aren’t getting much of a refund this year,” Sebastian lamented. “Yeah, I hear you, I’d love to get like $5,000 every year.” “How about more […]
6 Tips for Budget Eating Together As a Family
If you’re human, you breathe and eat. That’s the deal. Breathing is free; eating not so much. In a household with two working parents, finding time to grocery shop and prepare healthy meals can be difficult. It’s a mistake to not try though. Want to burn through cash faster than a no-revenue Silicon Valley start-up? […]