Raise your hand if you think paying taxes sucks…yeah me too. Great! We’re in agreement. Why bother reading this? Taxes are simply an annoying and mysterious fact of life that we have to deal with, right? Well, the annoying part will never change but the mysterious part can. That’s why I’m writing this now.
I used to think taxes were an event forced upon me every April. Once I filed my income tax return I could forget about it for another year. Continue reading A Primer on How Taxes Affect You – Part 1
This is the first essay I’ve posted to Habit Engineering since last May. It’s embarrassing. 10 months, zero blog posts. That wasn’t my intention when I started in 2015. I planned to publish a 600ish word post every week. I accomplished that goal for a year. The next year my production was less consistent. I admitted this problem to myself going into 2017. I set a goal to published 15,000 words, which seemed attainable because I have complete control of the blog. That was my nerdy way of telling myself to be a productive writer who shares his work. But here I am with my blog dying on the vine.
Habit Engineering is about self-improvement through habits. Continue reading Oh, Hello Again: Since I’ve Been Gone
Don’s Kindle passed away on February 11, 2017 after accidentally falling from a countertop. He was a trusted friend and advisor, best known for telling stories on personal development, decision making, business, economics, managing finances, and of course A Song of Ice and Fire. He was a reliable friend always at Don’s side be it trains, planes, or automobiles. He was known for his helpful nature allowing Don to read with one hand. He is survived by his father, Don, his siblings iPad and iPhone Kindle apps, and his child Kindle Paperwhite. Private services will be held later this month.
OK, in all seriousness, my Kindle was a workhorse for 7 years. Continue reading Don’s Kindle: June 2010-February 2017