At a conference I attended, Smart Passive Income founder Pat Flynn told the audience, comprised of bloggers, finance business owners, and media, that you should “be everywhere.” You can see this implemented at Pat’s active blog, Twitter account, Facebook group, YouTube channel, Instagram account, and more around the web. But everyone doesn’t have the time
If you’re from Chicago you know that there is no easy transition into winter. One day it will be 50 degrees, and the next, snow is piling up by the inches with temperatures plummeting toward freezing territory. While we would love to have 75-degree weather all year long, this is Chicago baby, and we go
So, the holidays have come and gone, you broke the bank on gifts this year, and your expendable income is looking a little dismal. You may have already made that big donation to your favorite charity and called it a day, or maybe you dropped off some change into a donation box as you were
At a trendy restaurant in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, diners sat at a table near the front window and chatted casually over drinks. To someone looking in from the busy stretch of Broadway, the dinner party looked like any other group of friends grabbing a bite after work. But these unlikely dinner companions — a homeless
“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux My wife and I traveled to Europe for our honeymoon in 2003. The trip was a memorable one, but when I look back on it with honesty, most of what made it memorable was that it was our honeymoon. We were taking our first steps into
About two years ago, I wrote a pretty well received article on how to get started with eight great frugal hobbies. I had a lot of fun writing the article because it gave me a chance to talk about some of my own hobbies and how someone might get started in them at minimal cost.