Sweat Pledge

The SWEAT Pledge

One of the key reasons I started this blog was to help give advice to young adults about getting their lives established. Across the roughly 150 articles published to date I have addressed a myriad of topics on personal finance, but career development has been largely ignored. Over the coming …

rent to own

How Bad of a Deal Is Rent To Own?

I’ve always known that the rent to own stores are a complete ripoff and charge high interest rates.  Because of this when I receive ads in the paper from them, they go straight in the trash without a second glance.  I was just about to toss this weeks ad when …

OSHA 30

Taking The OSHA 30 Course Online

Industrial safety is highly important. Over the last 9 years I have seen several near misses, been involved in one serious on the job injury, that could very well have become a fatality, and heard hundreds of stories of how others have been injured or killed in our line of …

property tax

Reduced Property Taxes

Last Friday we received our yearly property tax assessments in the mail.  Usually these show the value and thus the taxes on the property going up every year.  Imagine my surprise when I saw that they actually cut our tax bill! I’m curious as to how often this happens. The …

LED Bulbs

More Awesome LED Bulb deals

This morning I walked into Home Depot and first thing when I walked in the door I was staring at this display offering 2 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $4.97. This is an amazing deal for anyone looking to convert over to LED bulbs. I switched to LED last year …