I know I'm jumping the gun on this Black Friday article, as we still have 211 days to go, but I wanted to hit this topic in the off season. Black Friday is a terrible terrible thing. Since 2006, there have been 7 deaths and 98 reported injuries. Not to mention the millions of man hours wasted while people wait in line. I mean, could you imagine if instead of spending days camped outside of a Walmart, those people volunteered their time? What a utopia that would be. But alas, we are stuck on this planet where consumerism trumps all.Read More
Yesterday we talked about investing, minimizing your bills, eating out less, and selling the car. Today, we're going to continue with a handful of other life choices that could get you that much closer to a life of freedom.Read More
Aah retirement; what a nebulous concept. You work from the age of 16 all the way up to 60 until you magically receive permission to retire and live the rest of your life on the beach in the south of France. Wait a second, what about those 44 years right in the middle of your life? Are those years designed to just be wasted away at your day job? For most people, the answer to that question is sadly, "Yes." But not us! We're a different breed at The Minimal Minute. We're savvy with our lifestyle and make decisions to live effectively and efficiently.Read More
Let me explain.
I recently moved into a new apartment and signed up for the fastest internet they offer. For $80 per month, I was getting gigabit speeds. If you're not sure what that means, gigabit internet allows you to download a 2GB movie in less than a minute or a 15GB video game in just a couple minutes. It's insane. We live in a pretty cool time in history, really.Read More
With the Seahawks' second Super Bowl win approaching, we'll all be asking the same question soon, "What's the cheapest way to get drunk?" Six-pack of Coors Light? Boxed wine? Costco-sized vodka? This website broke down a ton of different libations, calculating the lowest price per alcohol ounce. Below, I will highlight some of the most popular items from the list, giving you a quick, skimmable list.Read More