The 6 keys to a healthy life

Intro: This isn’t exactly my area of expertise, but then again, I’ve never claimed to be an expert in personal finance either.  I’m just very interested, learning as I go, and sharing with anyone that might want to listen.  With that in mind, I recently became curious if there was any simple, definitive list of the […]

(Il)legal smiles: are marijuana edibles cheaper than alcohol?

Abstract: With more and more states legalizing recreational and medical marijuana, it seems fair to challenge the bias against pot.  Pot is arguably three times less harmful for both individuals and society as a whole.  On top of that it is a cheaper, but not necessarily by leaps and bounds. Having four edible pot candies a week […]

Should you carbonate your own soda?

Introduction: It’s starting to get hot here in Portland (read: upper 70’s), which means creek swimming holes, cold beers, and refreshing cocktails are in order.  At my house we tend to default to vodka + soda water cocktails.  Sometimes we leave the alcohol out because bubbly water tastes good on its own.  We usually add a […]

Brew your own beer for fun, not for money

I have been wanting to cover this topic for a while now because it is pretty fun and lighthearted.  Luckily I got just the nudge I needed last week when my Dad decided to try his hand at home-brewing.  A few years ago, this would have surprised me, but I have come to realize that […]