Having Children Young

A Pause For Thankfulness

My oldest son and my oldest nephew both just turned 19.  They both entered the workforce in 2020/2021 and their experience has been vastly different from mine. The current labor market is probably the best to enter since the 1970s.  These kids have a ton of opportunity and I am …

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The Population Collapse Is Here And It’s Our Fault

The worldwide population is falling and we are in for a major demographic collapse that will have far reaching consequences. Thinking about worldwide population requires long term thinking from a 10,000 foot level.  It’s important to have this perspective before diving into the world of population numbers because it’s almost …

The Housing Affordability Crisis Is Here To Stay

Housing to purchase and to rent has increased dramatically over the last few years, and this is a major problem for the US.  So what happened?  How did housing become so expensive in such a short period of time?  Primarily we didn’t build enough housing for decades, we built the …

The Costs Of A Summer Trip To Universal For 7 People

Some may question the sanity of a man who drives down to Universal Studios Florida with 4 children, his wife, and mother in law in the middle of the summer when heat and crowd levels are at their peak…and those people would be right to do so! Nevertheless, I made …